Kakapo, also called owl parrot, is a species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot, endemic to New Zealand. The male makes a special bowl, and then fills his chest pouch with air and then lets out an almighty ‘boom’. This boom carries for up to five kilometres, and attracts females from across the land.

This chubby little bird is called the Kakapo-the worlds only flightless parrot. There is a great you tube video with Stephen Fry, a naturalist and an encounter with a kakapo.

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 Parrot or Owl Parrot. Super cool ground Parrot off the coast of New Zealand! Smells like honey, woofs like a dog, and "chings" like a cash register. Weighs about 8 pounds.

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

Kakapo    Photograph courtesy Shane McInnes via The World's Rarest Birds    One of the rarest birds of all is New Zealand's kakapo. The above picture of the large, flightless bird approaching the camera snagged first place in the "critically endangered or extinct in the wild" category.    Only 124 animals remain in the wild—the species has been largely wiped out by introduced predatory mammals such as feral cats.

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

Best Dancer Birds in The World – When it comes to dancing, we could learn a lot from our feathered friends. These 10 birds may have the fleetest feet on planet. Check them out and don’t forget to write down some of these magnificent dance moves. #Kakapo

Top 10 Best Dancer Birds in The World

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.

World's rarest bird pictures: A dance in search of a partner

Kakapo is a large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand. Critically endangered, as it's estimated that there are only 130 left. It has as a highly developed sense of

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 - One of the rarest birds of all is New Zealand's flightless Kakapo. Only 124 animals remain in the wild—the species has been largely wiped out by introduced predatory mammals such as feral cats. Efforts are being made to save the species.

Kakapo:   This is not only the rarest, but the strangest parrot in the world. Imagine a rather portly nocturnal bird that never flies, preferring to hike through hilly forest for miles every night. It weighs in as the heaviest parrot in the world at 8 pounds. Imagine this and you have the very real (but virtually extinct) kakapo. A resident of New Zealand, which is home to a number of rare birds, there are only 126 kakapos remaining on earth.

Kakapo or Owl Parraot - native to new Zealand the kakapo is a nocturnal bird and the only flightless parrot in the world. 2010 there were critically endangered with only 100 known birds left

Kakapo parrot, also called the owl parrot

Kakapo, large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand

The kakapo (Strigops habroptilus) is a New Zealand species of flightless nocturnal parrots. The flightless parrots are critically endangered

The kakapo (Strigops habroptilus) is a New Zealand species of flightless nocturnal parrots. The flightless parrots are critically endangered.

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

Kakapo (Strigops habroptila) A critically endangered, flightless parrot of New Zealand. Also known as party parrot due to its fondness of late night dance parties.

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

Frisky. Very frisky. | 23 Things You Didn't Know About The Flightless Parrot Facing Extinction

23 Things You Didn't Know About The Flightless Parrot Facing Extinction

Frisky. Very frisky. | 23 Things You Didn't Know About The Flightless Parrot Facing Extinction

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