desert bird still not seen alive for over a century
Record of sighting described as overwhelmingAn Australian bushman and naturalists claim to have captured video of the night parrot, a bird not seen alive for over a century. John Young, who describes himself as a detective wildlife showed images and a series of photographs of birds in a room full of fans and media at Queensland Museum Wednesday. The night parrot living in the desert Pezoporus occidentalis has never been photographed, and the only evidence of its existence was two dead birds found in 1990 and 2006. birdwatchers and wildlife authorities have responded to the observation of excitement, saying that the evidence supporting the claim Young was overwhelming. Australian Wildlife Conservancy ecologist Dr. Steve Murphy told ABC News that the finding was a certainty. "is indisputable. He stills, a video on the move and feathers, "he said. decimated during the 19th century by cats and foxes introduced, the population of the Night Parrot has collapsed and fell into the scientific record until 1990, when he found a bird death on a highway in southwest Queensland.
in 2007, was questioned in a lawsuit earlier by young people who have discovered a new species of parrot fig. Some experts have accused him of taking care of your pictures to appear to be new species. He says he has hundreds of photos and video of 17 seconds Night parrot.