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