Information for inclusion in Night Parrot flyer

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Information for inclusion in Night Parrot flyer
From: Dave Torr <>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:13:00 +1000
And still some publications refuse to use capital letters!

On 9 April 2013 18:09, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

> May be and we can hope and good not to give up. I don't know either way. Of
> course the issue would be, is he seeing Night Parrots or is he seeing night
> parrots. As in is it that species or some other species flushed from the
> ground at night that may be a parrot and thus given that name. Presumably
> lots of birds roost on the ground and is he identifying them as separate?
> Surely most birds roosting on the ground would flush in front of a
> nocturnal
> grader. It is worth ascertaining what other birds he sees in that
> situation.
> If he is calling all (or even a large proportion of) birds seen that way as
> being Night Parrots, then they probably aren't.
> Not that different, I once heard a NP Ranger in a Victorian coastal park
> asked whether there were Ground Parrots around. His answer delivered with
> some amazement at how dumb the question was: yes ground parrots are all
> over
> the place, like these and pointed to Crimson Rosellas feeding on the ground
> in the picnic area. Without the capital letters his answer was correct.
> Philip

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