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Night Parrot, Nocturnal Bird In Australia, Seen Alive For First Time In Over A Century


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Dee
- 658 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Scientists had previously based their knowledge of the critically endangered Night Parrot, a ground-dwelling bird, on the occasional dead specimen and recordings of its call - which is rare enough.



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Dee C. (217)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 9:49 am
SYDNEY, July 5 (Reuters) - A nocturnal Australian parrot that hops like a kangaroo and had not been seen alive for more than a century has not only been seen but has been photographed, a naturalist said on Friday, but he is keeping the whereabouts a secret.

Scientists had previously based their knowledge of the critically endangered Night Parrot, a ground-dwelling bird, on the occasional dead specimen and recordings of its call - which is rare enough.

"I've only heard them in one place and I've been in a hundred places," said John Young, a naturalist and documentary film maker who has consulted with Australian wildlife services.

"The strangest thing about this parrot, living on the ground, it hops like a little kangaroo."

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Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 10:38 am
Thanks for the interesting article. Love birds, especially if they come from Australia, my homeland. Great to know they're still around. :)
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Natasha Salgado (610)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:26 am
These discoveries always give me a glimmer of hope 4 others also thought to gone forever...thanks Dee
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 6:40 pm

That's just COOL! There are still some mysteries.
 

Aud nordby (731)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:42 am
N&S
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:19 am
Keep the secret! If not the bird will disappear again!
 

Fi T. (18)
Monday July 8, 2013, 5:41 am
Act to preserve their life
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:47 am
very good news,noted.thank you 8/7
 

Danuta Watola (1242)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 2:31 am
noted
 
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