RFI Night Parrot

Subject: RFI Night Parrot
From: "Chris Sanderson" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 12:48:28 +1100
Hi all,

This reminds me of another story from recent years.  I was staying at
Newhaven Reserve (site of a much debated Night Parrot sighting) and was
acutely aware of the possibility of Night Parrots in the area.  One night at
about 3am I awoke (gradually) to the sound of parrots flying low past where
I was sleeping.  I jumped up and grabbed torch and camera and headed off
into the spinifex in my PJs looking for what I was certain would be the
sighting of a lifetime.  Needless to say I never saw the birds in question
but later confirmed that the calls were that of Bourke's Parrots. Definitely
a trap for young players.


Anthea Fleming wrote:
>    I believe one problem in discussing them with bush people is that
> Bourke Parrots are often mis-named 'Night Parrot', because though
> diurnal they come to water when it's very late in the evening and almost
> dark.


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