Search for Night Parrot at Skull Springs Rd

RE: [Birding-Aus] Search for Night Parrot at Skull Springs RdOriginal Message from Tim Dolby on June 15 is below.

Unfortunately Tim, your data base appears to be inadequate. Reference to the paper, Davis, A.D. & Burbidge, H. (2008), ‘The Elegant Parrot (Neophema elegans) in Arid Regions of Western Australia, Amytornis 1(1): 1-5, shows that up to 2005 there were 46 records of Elegant Parrot north of Kalbarri (slightly south of Meekatharra) and 6 of these were in the Pilbara. And I think you’ll also find more recent records.

Mike Carter 30 Canadian Bay Road Mount Eliza VIC 3930 Tel (03) 9787 7136

As Mike Carter indicated, interesting observations re Elegant Parrot. Your report is actually significantly north of the recognized range for this species. In fact the closest records I can find to the Skull Springs Rd site is 700 south near Meekatharra. For example there were also a couple of recent observation (24/04/2010) on Meka and Murgoo Stations near Yalgoo

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