Updated March 23, 2017 16:36:37
A group of four birdwatchers from Broome has photographed Australia’s most mysterious bird, the night parrot, in Western Australia.
The sighting is all that more remarkable when you consider that the night parrot was not confirmed as still alive in Australia until three years ago, and that the photograph was taken in a patch of spinifex 2,000 kilometres from where the bird was rediscovered in Western Queensland.
While the group described the parrot as a “fat budgerigar”, the sighting was the equivalent of winning the bird watching lotto.
“I grew up knowing that the bird was extinct and didn’t expect to ever see one in my life,” says Adrian Boyle from Broome, part of the group that found the bird.
“I …
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