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# Kakapo, large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand. Critically endangered, estimated 130 left. Has a highly developed sense of smell.

from BBC Nature

The 100 most distinct and rare birds

The New Zealand kakapo, a flightless, nocturnal bird that is the heaviest of all parrots.

from the Guardian

ZSL animal photography prize 2013 - in pictures

Credit: Michael Gallagher/ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2013 Parrotfish portrait, by Michael Gallagher, adult highly commended in the deep and meaningful category

Tulip 'Double Flaming Bird' is one of the most flamboyant tulips we've ever seen!

from Sarah Raven

Tulip 'Double Maureen'

[tulip ‘Double Maureen’, apparently comes back years after planting; available from Sarah Raven]

from Pixers

Wall mural macaw feathers (blue/green) - feather •

The best colors are found in nature.

I had a Green Wing Macaw for 7 years, named "Wink". He needed a mate so now he lives with a girl and has a family! I think about him often.

The Timorous Beasties boys have done it again - LOVE this stunning Merian Palm superwide wallpaper!