Night Parrot Photographed

Subject: Night Parrot Photographed
From: Kurtis Lindsay <>
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 13:57:14 +1000
Hi All,

John Young definitely deserves some congratulations.

This latest achievement looks like it will bring him well out of the
'blue'  (remember the Blue-fronted Fig Parrot saga??) and into the light of
the 'night'. Excuse the corny 'tabloidesque' puns...

After all that talk of using trained sniffer dogs, trail cameras etc.  All
it took was a birding veteran  with a good ear for bird calls, and a

I have spent hours at night playing the calls of Ground Parrots across the
spinifex flats of the north-west highlands and southern gulf region, hoping
to get a call back. John has definitely stumbled on gold hear by recording
the call of the Night Parrot itself. I wonder what price he will be
asking from people interested in obtaining copies of the sound file?

No doubt government bodies, consultants and conservationists will all want
to get in on the action and out into the spinifex country, playing the
sound file to find out just where, and how many of these little parrots
still remain.

This is a great achievement for conservation and may help us understand
about more about this rare species and give a chance at trying to protect

Good work John!


Kurtis Lindsay

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