DNA confirms elusive Night Parrot found

Subject: DNA confirms elusive Night Parrot found
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2013 09:54:27 +1000
Thanks for posting that David.

The 'factoid' repeated in this story and in various versions elsewhere -
that there are only 50-250 Night Parrots in existence - continues to amaze
me.  Having just completed a PVA (population viability analysis) for
Carnaby's Cockatoo, I have contemplated some of the demographic factors
that allow a species to persist.  If, as it appears likely, that Night
Parrots still exist in SW Qld and NW WA (and tantalisingly maybe in NW
Vic), there would have to be >250 birds extant across this broad brown
land, surely.  Maybe the difficulty associated with finding the things
clouds otherwise clear heads, and generates low estimates in an attempt to
rationalise the tiny number of sightings by biologists/naturalists??


Lawrie Conole
Kyneton 3444

To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(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