John Young and his Parrots

Subject: John Young and his Parrots
From: "Frank O'Connor" <>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 22:30:20 +0900

It surprises me how many people have commented on this topic without seeing the photograph in question. I saw it in December (the article in the Courier Mail and a digital version), and it immediately raised questions in my mind, because of the different texture and lack of feather detail in the part in question. There may have been good reasons for this, but with no explanation forthcoming it increases my doubts. The article said there were multiple photos, but only one has been made public. I can't see why. If they are all nearly identical, then just say so, but nothing has been said. Feathers were said to have been collected. They may have been sent privately for DNA analysis, but I would think it would be simple to just say this without disclosing where. So I now have doubts about their existence. Maybe they never existed, and John Young never claimed they did, and some wires were crossed somewhere. But no denial or other explanation has been made. Why the silence?

Frank O'Connor           Birding WA
Phone : (08) 9386 5694 Email : ===============================

To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message: unsubscribe (in the body of the message, with no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU