Friday, 09 June 2023 01:49 GMT

Our Mysterious Night Parrot Has Terrible Vision But We Discovered It Might Be Able To Hear Like An Owl

Author: Alice Clement

(MENAFN- The Conversation) One bird bucks the stereotype of Australia's raucous parrots – the mysterious and critically endangered night parrot (Pezoporus occidentalis). Rather than flying around in noisy flocks or eating fruit in trees, the night parrot roosts all day in a clump of sharp spinifex grass. When darkness falls, it scurries about on the ground to forage, almost like a little rodent.

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