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Mar 31, 2017

First confirmed Night Parrot sighting in 100 years

A Night Parrot sighting has been confirmed in Western Australia for the first time in 100 years.   The species was presumed to be extinct until it was rediscovered in Queensland fours years ago, following a history of unverified sightings, disbelieved reports and futile ecological surveys.   Now it has been photographed by a group of four birders who spent seven years listening and looking for the elusive creature.   Earlier this month, the four birders were looking for other birds when they heard an unrecognizable call.   The next morning, a Night Parrot burst out in front of one of the group of birding friends.   They were able to re-sight it and took photographs (see above).   "We were elated...we were clearly very, very excited", said group member Bruce Greatwich.   The sighting has been officially credited to Goerge Swann, Bruce Greatwich, Adrian Boyle and Nigel Jackett.
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