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  • osmanthus
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Night parrots flying in daytime: go figure.
This is cool: Night parrot sighting in Western Australia shocks birdwatching world



The night parrot was thought to be extinct until a few years ago, when a few were found living in western Queensland. Now a bunch of birdwatchers just found some living 2,000 kilometres away in northern West Australia. Which, pretty obviously, means the little buggers have a large habitat range at the moment, even though nobody has a clue what the actual population numbers are.

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"There were quite a few of them, there was at least five or six of these things calling around us, so we didn't know what they were, but we saw the habitat was beautiful and thought that they could be night parrots."

    "The next day we walked out into that area and one just burst out from under our feet from the spinifex."

In that moment, one of the members of the group, Bruce Greatwich, managed to take a photo of the south end of the northbound bird. It was definitely a night parrot.

The men's discovery is the first confirmed sighting of a night parrot in Western Australia for nearly a century. There have been other rumours of sightings throughout the 2000s, but no evidence accompanied them.

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While it is unlikely that the bird consistently appears across the whole arid interior, this find gives scientists and birdwatchers hope that pockets of population live in areas relatively undisturbed by development, other human-caused habitat degradation or feral animals.

"Having a photograph now, being absolutely certain [about the birds' presence], hopefully our regulators will be able to use that," says Dr Burbidge.

"So if anyone's sceptical about they can say: 'We have definite evidence that they're in Western Australia and we really do need to survey adequately for them where there are development proposals.'"

:parrot:  :parrot:  :parrot:  :parrot:  < Not night parrots.
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  • borealis
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mindromp MSG is days ahead of you with this news. :stuckup:

which is very cool though.

  • osmanthus
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Fuck Mindromp. :p
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  • MSG
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Fuck os  :smug:
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  • Fenrir
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Reply #4
Easy fixed. Just take em of the endangered list. That's Barnaby's proposed solution to the Leadbeater's possum 'problem'.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/27/barnaby-joyce-australia-leadbeater-possum-off-endangered-list-logging
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  • F X
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The first photographic and video evidence of a live individual was publicly confirmed in July 2013

After 17,000 hours in the field and 15 years of searching, wildlife photographer John Young captured several photos and a 17-second video of the bird in western Queensland.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_parrot
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John Young is a goddamn serious fucking wildlife photog.  Kudos.

And good for the parrot.  Fucking humans, bringing their goddamn cats everywhere.
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  • osmanthus
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John Young is a goddamn serious fucking wildlife photog.  Kudos.

And good for the parrot.  Fucking humans cats, bringing their goddamn cats humans everywhere.
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  • MSG
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braying among the ruins

  • osmanthus
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No problem. I'm sure they can mine parrots.
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Reply #10
But did they find a Norwegian blue? 

...I'll get my hat....

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Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor