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Journal of BirdLife Australia

A Recent Specimen of the Night Parrot Geopsittacus occidentalis

WE Boles, NW Longmore and MC Thompson

Emu 94(1) 37 - 40
Published: 1994


Until October 1990, the Night Parrot of Australia was known from only 22 specimens, all but one from last century. Despite regular reports, there was no supporting evidence. We found a road-killed specimen near the edge of the species' known distribution. This bird, an adult, possibly male, confirms the continued existence of this species.


© Royal Australian Ornithologists Union 1994

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