[Last updated 1 March 2017]

Conference presentations:

Australasian Ornithological Conference – 26 November 2015: http://video.flinders.edu.au/events/Plenary2015.cfm?id=7

Birds Queensland Conference – 09 July 2016: http://www.birdlife.org.au/images/uploads/branches/documents/SQ-Warbler-QOC-Aug2016.pdf

National Private Land Conservation Conference – 24 November 2016 http://www.alca.org.au/wp-content/uploads/FinalProgramForWebsite.pdf?x20930

Popular science articles:

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

Murphy, S. (2013). Night Manoeuvres. Australian Birdlife 2: 20-22.

Pickrell, J. (2016) The night parrot’s secret sanctuary. Australian Geographic No 134 http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2016/08/the-night-parrots-secret-sanctuary







Recent scientific papers published:

Garnett, S.T., Kleinschmidt, M., Jackson, M.V., Zander, K.K., and Murphy, S.A. (2016). Social landscape of the Night Parrot in western Queensland, Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology: – http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PC16014

Olsen, P., Austin, J.A., Murphy, S. and Dally, G. (2016). The only known egg of the Night Parrot? A molecular and morphometric assessment of an alleged egg from the Tanami Desert. Australian Field Ornithology 33: 211-214. http://dx.doi.org/10.20938/afo33211214

Kearney, M.R., Porter, W.P., and 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.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40665-016-0027-y

Murphy, S. A., Austin, J., Murphy, R. K., Silcock, J., Joseph, L., Garnett, S. T., Leseberg, N. P., Watson, J. E. M., and Burbidge, A. H. (2017). Observations on breeding Night Parrots (Pezoporus occidentalis) in western Queensland. Emu. doi:10.1080/01584197.2017.1292404

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Conservation Advice:

Threatened Species Scientific Committee (2016). Conservation Advice Pezoporus occidentalis Night Parrot. Department of the Environment, Canberra, ACT. Available at: http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/species/pubs/59350-conservation-advice-15072016.pdf

Bibliography of Night Parrot publications:

For a fairly comprehensive list of publications pertaining to Night Parrots up to 2013, see the following:

Burbidge, A. H., and Blyth, J. (2013). Night Parrot (Pezoporus occidentalis) bibliography, 1848-2013. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Perth, Western Australia.