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

Kakapo parrot from New Zealand. They are large, nocturnal, flightless parrots who are also incredibly endangered. Impossible to see them, but knowing such neat animals live in New Zealand makes me want to visit.

Kakapo Parrot - Flightless Parrot - Nocturnal Parrot- From New Zealand - photo by zealandia

Kakapo Parrot - Rare Flightless Parrot - Nocturnal Parrot- From New Zealand - photo by zealandia

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

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The kakapo is a critically endangered species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea endemic to New Zealand.

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Feathers of the flightless Kakapo are being flown around the world as part of a Massey biologist’s quest to understand the role of the critically endangered native parrot’s sense of smell and the power of male feather fragrance on breeding behaviour.

The endangered Kakapo parrot’s numbers have increased 30 percent this year under the supervision of the New Zealand Department of Conservation. Applaud this increase in the Kakapo population as a win for animal conservation.

The endangered Kakapo parrot's numbers have increased 30 percent this year under the supervision of the New Zealand Department of Conservation. Applaud this increase in the Kakapo population as a win for animal conservation.

Parrot Conservation and The Kakapo Parrot of New Zealand

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The Kakapo Parrot of New Zealand is the heaviest parrot in the world, the only flightless parrot, and the only nocturnal parrot known. The kakapo is critically endangered - in November 2009 only 124 remained in the wild.

# Kakapo, large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand. Critically endangered, estimated 130 left. Has a highly developed sense of smell.

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Kakapo, large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand animal reference creature reference

The Kakapo Parrot of New Zealand, Strigops habroptilus also called owl parrots are large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrots that live in New Zealand. It is the world's only flightless parrot, the heaviest parrot, nocturnal, herbivorous, visibly sexually dimorphic in body size, has a low basal metabolic rate, no male parental care, and is the only parrot to have a polygynous lek breeding system. It is also possibly one of the world's longest-living birds

Kakapo: super cool ground parrot, lives off the coast of New Zealand. Smells like honey, woofs like a dog, and "chings" like a cash register. Weighs about 8 pounds. Critically endangered - about 150 left!

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.

Hanging with Sirocco the kakapo in the daylight. A rare opportunity. They are a nocturnal species, but he came out to see us.

One of the rarest birds of all is New Zealand's Kakapo, which is a flightless bird. The species has been largely wiped out by introduced predatory mammals such as feral cats, stoats, and possum.Being hunted as game and for its feathers.They reproduce only every 3-5 years. For over 100 years New Zealand has made efforts to protect the species. In 1989 it instituted a new recovery program, and now can be seen a slow but steady increase in numbers.

Kakapo (Strigops habroptila) - one of the rarest birds of all is New Zealand's kakapo. which is flightless Only 124 animals remain in the wild—the species has been largely wiped out by introduced predatory mammals such as feral cats.

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

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Kakapo: rare bird of NZ. There are only 62 left in existence. The name comes from the native Maori language, meaning “night parrot.” night parrot Kakapo (Strigops habroptila) - The world's heaviest parrot~

They have a subsonic mating boom that can travel several kilometres: LISTEN. | 23 Things You Didn't Know About The Flightless Parrot Facing Extinction

They have a subsonic mating boom that can travel several kilometres: LISTEN.

The KAKAPO! It looks like a giant budgie! -------- 23 Things You Didn't Know About The Flightless Parrot Facing Extinction

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