Night Parrot -where to from here?

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Subject: Night Parrot -where to from here?
From: Scott Baker <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:56:50 +1000
I too would like to congratulate John on his extraordinary find. Have been a 
number of sight records in the past but never previously backed up with high 
definition photographic evidence. Must admit was extremely excited but slightly 
devastated to see one of the last great birding mysteries had been solved -or 
has it? As far as I'm concerned am none the wiser. We already knew these birds 
have been living and breeding in the SW Queensland region in recent years and 
based on the responsiveness to playback of their coastal cousins was a fair 
assumption Night Parrot could also be located this way. I know I'm not the only 
person to have wandered around likely looking spinifex habitat in the evening 
playing Ground Parrot calls.Anyhow at the risk of being lumped with the "hordes 
of salivating twitchers stomping over each others heads to tick a new species 
off" -I would like to see this bird. At this stage all I have is further 
confirmation that it still exists. Perhaps fair enough t
 he precise location has been suppressed but I do hope the audio recording is 
made publicly available. This one piece of the puzzle could at least assist us 
mere mortals to survey some of the vast inland areas this bird may inhabit and 
perhaps locate further populations -information that could prove critical in 
preservation of the species.I guess more will be revealed on Wednesday. Once 
again - well done John Young.                                       

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