• A New Dawn for the Night Parrot

    13 days ago - By All About Birds

    Night Parrots were rediscovered in 2013, a century after the last sighting of a living individual. Image courtesy of the Biodiversity Heritage Library via Creative Commons.
    “Next to the discovery of a new species, there is no event so exciting as the rediscovery of a lost one,” a biologist named Hugh Wilson wrote 80 years ago in a paper about Australia's Night Parrot. At the time, there hadn't been a confirmed sighting of a Night Parrot in 25 years, and despite his hopeful tone, there were to be no more sightings for the rest of the century.
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