Vanishing night parrots in WA

To: Greg Roberts <>
Subject: Vanishing night parrots in WA
From: Laurie Knight <>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2018 19:00:01 +1000
I don’t have all the facts, only what is in the articles.  Based on the 
articles, it looks like the monitoring team might need to do more work testing 
the transmitters on similar/similarly behaving species to have a baseline on 
the performance of the transmitters in the field.  To borrow a line, to have 
one transmitter fail shortly after it is fitted is unfortunate.  To have two 
fail in similar circumstances appears to be careless.

> On 10 Mar 2018, at 1:38 pm, Greg Roberts <> wrote:
> In a couple of newspaper stories I've revealed that a Night Parrot in
> Western Australia disappeared after it was caught and fitted with a radio
> transmitter, and that its mate also vanished subsequently. Can these
> interventions be justified? More here:
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