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The Resource Night parrot : Australia's most elusive bird, Penny Olsen

Night parrot : Australia's most elusive bird, Penny Olsen

Label
Night parrot : Australia's most elusive bird
Title
Night parrot
Title remainder
Australia's most elusive bird
Statement of responsibility
Penny Olsen
Title variation
Night parrot
Title variation remainder
Australias most elusive bird
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The competitiveness and secrecy, the triumphs and adventures of the history of the Night Parrot and its followers. For well over a century, the Night Parrot lured its seekers into Australia's vast, arid outback. From the beginning it was a mysterious bird. Fewer than 30 specimens were collected before it all but disappeared, offering only fleeting glimpses and the occasional mummified body as proof of its continued existence. Protected by spinifex and darkness, the parrot attained almost mythical status: a challenge to birdwatchers and an inspiration to poets, novelists and artists. Night Parrot documents the competitiveness and secrecy, the triumphs and adventures of the history of the bird and its followers, culminating in the recent discovery of live birds at a few widely scattered locations. It describes what we are now unravelling about the mysteries of its biology and ecology and what is still left to learn. Complemented by guest essays, illustrations and photographs from a wide variety of sources, this book sheds light on Australia's most elusive bird
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10693609
Cataloging source
ANL
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1949-
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Olsen, Penny
Dewey number
598.71
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Night parrot
  • Parrots
  • Pezoporus
  • Endangered species
Target audience
general
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Australia's most elusive bird
Label
Night parrot : Australia's most elusive bird, Penny Olsen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060991443
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 360 pages
Isbn
9781486302987
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1007292488
Label
Night parrot : Australia's most elusive bird, Penny Olsen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060991443
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 360 pages
Isbn
9781486302987
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1007292488

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