Trap and release feral cat program to be launched in night parrot habitat
The Australian night parrot is known to be one of the most elusive birds in the world, known in only a few locations across Australia. Sightings of the medium-sized, nocturnal green parrot represent the "holy grail" for birdwatchers. And its 'tinkling bell' call is as difficult to detect as the bird itself. Researchers are about to embark on a feral cat control program in one of the night parrot's only known habitats — a program unlike any that have been undertaken before.