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Kakapo Parrot

from BBC Nature

The 100 most distinct and rare birds

The New Zealand kakapo, a flightless, nocturnal bird that is the heaviest of all parrots.

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My favourite parrot: the Kakapo. AWESOME!!!!

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"Kuia, the most precious female kakapo of all, carries the precious Fiordland genes of her father Richard Henry" via Kakapo Advocacy

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The Kakapo is the largest of the parrot species that is in danger of being extinct.

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This chubby little bird from New Zealand is called the Kakapo-the world's only flightless parrot.

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Sirocco the kakapo in the daylight. A rare opportunity. They are a nocturnal species, but he came out to see us. Per Wikipedia, also called night parrot or owl parrot, is a species of large, flightless nocturnal parrot endemic to New Zealand.[3] It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of relatively short length.

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The Kakapo (Strigops habroptila) is a species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot from New Zealand. The Kakapo is critically endangered and as of February 2012, only 126 living individuals are known. (info source: wiki)

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The Kakapo is a relatively large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand. Critically endangered, a population of 130 remaining is estimated. Has a highly developed sense of smell.

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from Active Adventures

New Zealand Adventure Tours

Kakapo: rare bird of NZ: only 62 left in existence. The name comes from the Maori language, meaning “night parrot”

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