By Chrissy Arthur
A Queensland naturalist says work is continuing in the state's outback to find out more about one of the world's rarest birds.
John Young last year revealed he had captured images of a pair of night parrots on a private property in western Queensland.
Mr Young says he is working with ecologist Dr Steve Murphy but so far camera traps and recording equipment have failed to find evidence of birds in any other location.
He says it would be too risky to reveal details of the site.
"The most important thing that Steve and I are trying to do at the moment is to try and work out a detection method and learn enough about this bird to be able to go into another place, to be able to pull a habitat up on satellite and say that looks similar, and to be able to go there and detect another pair [of birds]," he said.
"Now that is what this whole research is about.
"We are playing with one of the rarest birds on the planet, there is no question about that."