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Evidence of one of world’s rarest birds found in Australia

SYDNEY: A feather from one of the most elusive birds in the world has been found in South Australia, the first proof in more than a century that it lives there, wildlife experts said Thursday. The "night parrot" ranks among the world's rarest avian species and was thought extinct until an intrepid Australian naturalist provided photo evidence of one in Queensland state in 2013. It has since also been spotted in Western Australia. The expert behind the Queensland sighting, John Young, and fellow ecologist Keith…