islamabad – Australia’s most elusive fowl, the Evening Parrot, will not be significantly better at seeing in the dead of night than different parrots energetic throughout the day.
A world research, co-led by Flinders College’s Dr. Vera Weisbecker, has revealed the critically endangered parrot’s visible system isn’t as well-adapted to life in the dead of night as could be anticipated for a nocturnal fowl, elevating considerations it could be adversely impacted by fencing within the Australian outback.
“Night Parrots must be able to find their way at night — to find food, avoid obstacles while flying, and escape predators,” says Dr. Weisbecker. “We therefore expect their visual system to show adaptations for seeing in the dark, similar to other nocturnal birds — New Zealand’s Kakapo parrot and owls with enlarged eyes for example. However, we found that this wasn’t the case.”