My FAVORITEST Parrot - the Kakapo Parrot (or Owl Parrot) of New Zealand!! It is the heaviest parrot in the world. Two other features make it extraordinary; it is also the ONLY flightless parrot and the ONLY nocturnal parrot known to man. The Kakapo Parrots, are critcally endangered. As of November 16, 2009, there are 124 Kakapo Parrots in the wild.
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.
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
World's rarest bird pictures: A dance in search of a partner
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