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Sirocco the Kakapo wings his way to Parliament | NZNews | 3 News

Sirocco the Kakapo wings his way to Parliament | NZNews | 3 News

The Kakapo Parrot: is the World's Most Favorite Species

The Kakapo Parrot: is the World's Most Favorite Species

The Kakapo Parrot-Population 120 [CR]. Also known as the Owl Parrot, is the heaviest parrot in the world. (up to 7.9 pounds) can live 80 years. Two other features make it extraordinary; it is also the only flightless parrot and the only nocturnal parrot known to man.  Native to New Zealand, Never before has technology played such a pivotal role in bringing an animal back from the brink of extinction.

The Kakapo Parrot-Population 120 [CR]. Also known as the Owl Parrot, is the heaviest parrot in the world. (up to 7.9 pounds) can live 80 years. Two other features make it extraordinary; it is also the only flightless parrot and the only nocturnal parrot known to man. Native to New Zealand, Never before has technology played such a pivotal role in bringing an animal back from the brink of extinction.

The first kakapo chick in three years has beaten the odds to increase the critically endangered population of parrots. The egg holding the chick was found badly crushed with staff at the Kakapo Recovery Programme fearing the worst. However, some kiwi ingenuity, a bit of tape and glue helped ensure a little miracle on Codfish Island.

The first kakapo chick in three years has beaten the odds to increase the critically endangered population of parrots. The egg holding the chick was found badly crushed with staff at the Kakapo Recovery Programme fearing the worst. However, some kiwi ingenuity, a bit of tape and glue helped ensure a little miracle on Codfish Island.

Kakapo or Owl Parrot:  Kakapo is a native bird of New Zealand. There are only 125 birds left of this kind. This particular bird cannot fly and this is the only species of flightless parrot all over the world.

Kakapo or Owl Parrot: Kakapo is a native bird of New Zealand. There are only 125 birds left of this kind. This particular bird cannot fly and this is the only species of flightless parrot all over the world.

earth-song:    Kakapo recovery ranger Chris Birmingham with Rangi the male kakapo, last seen 21 years ago, who was discovered on Waitangi Day. Photo by DOC.  The Kakapo is a large, rotund parrot; the male measures up to 60 cm (24 in) and weighs from 2 to 4 kg (4 to 9 lb) at maturity.The Kakapo cannot fly, having short wings for its size and lacking the pronounced keel bone (sternum) that anchors the flight muscles of other birds. It uses its wings for balance, support, and to break its…

earth-song: Kakapo recovery ranger Chris Birmingham with Rangi the male kakapo, last seen 21 years ago, who was discovered on Waitangi Day. Photo by DOC. The Kakapo is a large, rotund parrot; the male measures up to 60 cm (24 in) and weighs from 2 to 4 kg (4 to 9 lb) at maturity.The Kakapo cannot fly, having short wings for its size and lacking the pronounced keel bone (sternum) that anchors the flight muscles of other birds. It uses its wings for balance, support, and to break its…

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.

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.

Forest & Bird Thanks to Mark Jackson for the excellent photos.

Forest & Bird Thanks to Mark Jackson for the excellent photos.

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