Tracking the ghost of the arid inland - Conserving Australia’s least-known bird – the night parrot

Date: 03, Oct, 2017
Author(s):   Nick Leseberg
Publisher: TSR Hub

There is no other species of Australian bird that quickens the pulse of professional ornithologists and amateur birdwatchers alike, as the night parrot. In the 170 years since its discovery, the night parrot has attained legendary status as a ghost of the vast arid inland. Several sightings (and findings) in recent years have revealed the parrot is far from being a ghost, but a dearth of information on the bird makes it hard to plan for its persistence into the future. Nick Leseberg from The University of Queensland brings us up to date on what is known about the night parrot, and what is planned for its conservation.