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Ground parrot heard at Malabar

I conducted an informal survey at Malabar (Sydney) yesterday, in search of the ground parrot (Pezoporus wallicus).

Previously this species was last confirmed from the area in 1904. In 2006 an injured specimen was rescued from Malabar and rehabilitated. Surveys carried out in 2006 reported hearing the species call a number of times.

In 2008 a volunteer bushcare worker sighted a bird matching the parrot's description.

In yesterday's survey, the species was heard to call once. Subsequent cross-referencing of its location with the 2006 surveys showed a direct match.

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Ground parrot Pezoporus wallicus

Posted by: admin on 17th Jul 2009 12:41 AM
Updated by: admin on 17th Jul 2009 12:46 AM
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