birding-aus Night Parrot sighting in 1979

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Subject: birding-aus Night Parrot sighting in 1979
From: "Nigel Sterpin" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 20:03:18 +1100
I have just received an interesting book as a Xmas present entitled "Endangered Parrots" which covers the aforementioned around the world. There is a section covering Australia's parrots and there was a paragraph that stuck out regarding the Night Parrot. The book states that " June Coopers Creek, Sth Aust, four Night Parrots were the result of a camel-borne expedition...led by Rex Ellis and Shane Parker."
Why is this sighting not accepted as "scientific confirmation"? What makes something "scientific confirmation"? Does reliable confirmation go along similar requirements as identifying, say, a Black-Eared Miner?
Pardon also my sarcasm, but who in the expedition left the camera at home??
Nigel Sterpin
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