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Night Parrot: Australia's Most Elusive Bird

Night Parrot: Australia's Most Elusive Bird (Paperback)

By Olsen, Penny

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For well over a century, the Night Parrot lured its seekers into Australia's vast, arid outback. From the beginning it was a mystery bird. Fewer than 30 specimens were collected before it all but disappeared, offering only fleeting glimpses and the occasional mummified body as pr...oof of its continued existence. Protected by spinifex and darkness, the parrot attained almost mythical status: a challenge to birdwatchers and an inspiration to poets, novelists and artists. Night Parrot documents the competitiveness and secrecy, the triumphs and adventures of the history of the bird and its followers, culminating in the recent discovery of live birds at a few widely scattered locations. It describes what we are now unravelling about the mysteries of its biology and ecology and what is still left to learn. Complemented by guest essays, illustrations and photographs from a wide variety of sources, this book sheds light on Australia's most elusive bird.
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ISBN 9781486302987
Published AU 1 Sep 2018
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781486302987
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Imprint CSIRO Publishing
Published 1 Sep 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Olsen, Penny
Category Animal Behaviour
Animal Ecology
Birds (Ornithology)
Applied Ecology
Birds & Birdwatching
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 245mm
Dewey Code 598.710994
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Life Sciences: Zoology
ONIX Text General/trade