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Night parrot : Australia's most elusive bird

Author: Penny Olsen
Publisher: Clayton South, VIC : CSIRO Publishing, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents the competitiveness and secrecy, the triumphs and adventures of the history of the Night Parrot and its followers, culminating in the recent discovery of live birds at a few widely  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Olsen
ISBN: 9781486302987 148630298X 9781486302994 1486302998 9781486303007 1486303005
OCLC Number: 1007292488
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Description: viii, 360 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : the call of the night parrot --
A tangled nest of night parrot names --
Getting to know the family : the molecular story / Leo Joseph --
South Australia. The very first 'beautiful ground parakeet' : Charles Sturt, John McDouall Stuart and J. Harris Browne ; Myrrlumbing : Frederick Andrews ; Hunters of the long-lost night parrot : Samuel Albert White and Ethel Rosina White ; Sclerolaena not spinifex : Shane Parker --
Western Australia. Spinifex parrot : Robert Austin, Albert Calvert and George Keartland ; Mournful whistle : Martin Bourgoin ; A concerted effort : the CALM campaign ; The vanishing habitat of the night parrot in the Gascoyne and Murchison regions of Western Australia : lessons from historical records, land use and landscape processes / Peter Curry --
Victoria. Mallee bird : Charles McLennan --
New South Wales. Have you ever seen a night parrot? : W. Kelly --
Northern Territory. Fly-by-night : George Keartland, Lawson Whitlock and Co. ; A frame-up : Sidney William Jackson --
Queensland. Bodies beside the road and a bird in the hand : Boles, Culpitt, Young and Co. ; 'They say if enough are found' : Steve Murphy and John Young ; Not the final chapter.
Responsibility: Penny Olsen ; [guest essayists, Peter Curry, Stephen Garnett, Bruce Greatwich, Leo Joseph ... Glenn Holmes, Emma Lindsay and Robert Nugent].

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