Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus) Commonly known as the owl-parrot, this flightless bird of New Zealand is nocturnal and dwells on the ground. It is the heaviest parrot in the world. It can be identified by the beautiful mossy green feathers mottled with brown and yellow, which serve as a camouflage against the forest floor. The bird also has whisker-like feathers around its beak, which help in navigation on ground.
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496 Likes, 49 Comments - Geoff Reid New Zealand (@geoffreidnz) on Instagram: “The Black Stilt. Found only in New Zealand. This once widely spread wadding birds number plummeted…”
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The smallest penguin in the world at just 40cm long and approximately 1kg in weight, the little blue penguin is so common along the coasts that some places have road signs for 'penguin crossings'. New Zealand Wildlife; www.bradtguides.com.