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The Night Parrot was presumed extinct until it was rediscovered in 1979, when four birds were seen in northern S Australia. It was then not seen again until 1990, then 2005.
Races including nominate:
|23cm (9 in)
Both adults yellow/green in colour mottled with dark brown, black and yellow; yellow/green foreneck, breast and flanks with black and yellow barring; bright yellow abdomen and undertail coverts; pale yellow on flight feathers forming underwing stripe; dark brown tail barred with yellow. Bill grey/brown. Eye black.
Reported to be duller than adults with yellow on throat and neck.
Calls are described as low, two-note whistle when alighting at water source at night; emits squeak when startled, and strange croaking note when alarmed.
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