Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Blurry Photo Department: Skeptical of New Parrot Species Photo

Exahaustingly poring over pictures of Bigfoot, a silver disc, a ghost, or a lake monster is something we expect. But what may come as more of a surprise is application of the same techniques to photos of something that we don't think of as a "monster" or other kind of anomaly.

A photographic expert has suggested that a photo, the only evidence for the reality of the new blue-browed fig-parrot species in Australia, may be a fake. Hoaxes are nothing new in science, but it is still interesting to see the same concerns from cryptozoology applied to the discovery of a new species in the mainstream media and within the notion of authoritative zoology.

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