Kakapo Owl Parrot

The Strigops Habroptila, or (in Maori, the indigenous language) Kakapo is a large parrot native to New Zealand, with brilliant green plumage. The IUCN has labeled the Kakapo “critically endangered”, with only 120 individuals existing as of February 2010. Kakapos have a lifespan of 60 years, but are very vulnerable to predators because they have in isolated predator-free islands, and are the only flightless parrots on Earth. Kakapos are nocturnal herbivores. They are not owls, but are called owl-parrots because f their disked plumage around the face. Click images for an amazing, detailed view.


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