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.
Kakapo Parrot. One of the rarest birds of all is New Zealand's kakapo. Only 124 animals remain in the wild—the species has been largely wiped out by introduced predatory mammals such as feral cats. PLEASE KEEP THEM SAFE xxxx
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.