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"Kuia, the most precious female kakapo of all, carries the precious Fiordland genes of her father Richard Henry" via Kakapo Advocacy

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from BBC Nature

The 100 most distinct and rare birds

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from BuzzFeed

23 Things You Didn't Know About The Flightless Parrot Facing Extinction

They have a subsonic mating boom that can travel several kilometres: LISTEN. | 23 Things You Didn't Know About The Flightless Parrot Facing Extinction

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New Zealand Kea: alpine parrot, the Kea, frequents high mountain passes of the South Island. Photograph by Steve Reekie.

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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.

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Kakapo - 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.

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from The Independent

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

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

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