Night Parrot Pezoporus occidentalis


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Blyth, J. 1996. Night Parrot Pezoporus occidentalis Interim Recovery Plan for Western Australia 1996 to 1998. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Perth.

Boles, W. E.; Longmore, N. W.; Thompson, M. C. 1994. A recent specimen of the Night Parrot Geopsittacus occidentalis. Emu 94: 37-40.

Collar, N., de Juana, E. & Sharpe, C.J. 2019. Night Parrot (Pezoporus occidentalis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (ed.), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Dooley, S. 2013. Out of the shadows. Australian Birdlife 2(3): 26-28.

Garnett, S. T.; Szabo, J. K.; Dutson, G. 2011. The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Hamilton, N., Burbidge, A. H., Douglas, T. K., & Gilbert, L. 2017. Piecing the puzzle together: the fate of the Night Parrot nest found in Western Australia by Jackett et al.(2017). Australian Field Ornithology 34: 151-154.

Higgins, P. J. 1999. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds: parrots to dollarbirds. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K.

IUCN Standards and Petitions Subcommittee. 2017. Guidelines for Using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. Version 13. IUCN.

IUCN. 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 10 December 2019).

Jackett, N. A., Greatwich, B. R., Swann, G., & Boyle, A. 2017. A nesting record and vocalisations of the Night Parrot Pezoporus occidentalis from the East Murchison, Western Australia. Australian Field Ornithology 34: 144-150.

Kearney, M. R., Porter, W. P., & Murphy, S. A. 2016. An estimate of the water budget for the endangered night parrot of Australia under recent and future climates. Climate Change Responses 3(1): 14.

Kimberley Land Council. 2019. Paruku Rangers score second snap of rare night parrot. Available at: https://www.klc.org.au/paruku-rangers-score-second-snap-of-rare-night-parrot. (Accessed: 20 Aug 2019).

Leseberg, N. 2019. On the night watch. Available at: https://birdlife.org.au/australian-birdlife/detail/on-the-night-watch. (Accessed: 20 Aug 2019).

McDougall, A.; Porter, G.; Mostert, M.; Cupitt, R.; Cupitt, S.; Joseph, L.; Murphy, S.; Janetzki, H.; Gallagher, A.; Burbidge, A. 2009. Another piece in an Australian ornithological puzzle - a second Night Parrot is found dead in Queensland. Emu 109: 198-203.

Murphy, S. 2015. Shining a light: The research unlocking the secrets of the mysterious Night Parrot. Australian Birdlife 4(30-35).

Murphy, S. A., Austin, J. J., Murphy, R. K., Silcock, J., Joseph, L., Garnett, S. T., Leseberg, N.P., Watson, J. E. M., & Burbidge, A. H. 2017. Observations on breeding Night Parrots (Pezoporus occidentalis) in western Queensland. Emu-Austral Ornithology 117(2): 107-113.

Murphy, S. A., Silcock, J., Murphy, R., Reid, J., & Austin, J. J. 2017. Movements and habitat use of the night parrot Pezoporus occidentalis in south‐western Queensland. Austral ecology 42(7): 858-868.

Murphy. S. 2014. Night Parrot (Pezoporus occidentalis) Research Plan. Report by Fortescue Metals Group. Commonwealth Department of Environment, Canberra.

TSSC. 2016. Conservation Advice Pezoporus occidentalis night parrot. Threatened Species Scientific Committee. Commonwealth Department of Environment, Canberra.

Further resources

Australian Govt - Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000 - Recovery Outline

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View photos and videos and hear sounds of this species from the Internet Bird Collection

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Pezoporus occidentalis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2021.