In describing an encounter with the now extinct Queensland Paradise Parrot, Cyril Henry Harvey Jerrard wrote in 1928:
...The vivifying sound was the well-known ‘qui-vive’ note of the male Paradise Parrot. He was in a tree close to me, but I could not see him till, after a few minutes of breathless waiting on my part, he dropped to the fence just behind the nest and, after another challenging note or two, alighted in all his glory on the nest mound itself. It was one of the supreme moments of my life...

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