Gurney's Pitta Update - Hurry if you want to see one.

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Subject: Gurney's Pitta Update - Hurry if you want to see one.
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2012 17:41:12 +1000
"Climate change
and disturbance in the park are affecting the pitta in a bad way,
photographers are the main culprits with numerous photographers and
videographers setting up hides and playing Gurney's Pitta calls all day
long. It seems they only care about getting the perfect photo, not the
bird's welfare! Most (not all) of the recent photos and Youtube videos have
been obtained this way. We saw one of these guys in a hide at another park
trying to get Blue Pitta photos, playing the call for hours!"

So playing the call for hours does work? If the bird doesn't respond for that 
long, is it really responding, or just happened to turn up?

And why would someone be so desperate to get a photo? Are Gurney's Pitta photos 

Peter Shute

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