Date: 6/17/20 11:40 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Australia’s Night Parrots Can’t See At Night
Hello everyone,

as an evolutionary ecologist, I am absolutely fascinated by animals that
have not evolved to fit their niche. Such is the case for a bird: A recent
study reports that the night parrot, an elusive and critically endangered
nocturnal parrot that lives in the middle of Australia’s arid outback, ‘has
not evolved to see in the dark’, putting it at risk of crashing into
fences, and possibly contributing to its endangered status. Needless to
say, this finding will stimulate countless more studies in the future into
this truly weird situation.

Australia’s Night Parrots Can’t See At Night

I hope you found this piece to be informative and educational, and I
encourage you to share it widely amongst your friends and bird-loving
colleagues, on social media and via twitter.

thank you for reading.

GrrlScientist | @GrrlScientist <>
Words: Forbes <> | Medium
sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt. [Virgil, Aeneid]

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