Enter The Night Parrot

19 Mar

Shane McInnes' Kakapo for http://www.theworldsrarestbirds.com/en/about-photo-competition.html

The Kakapo (Māori: kākāpō, meaning night parrot) […] also called owl parrot, is a species of large, flightless nocturnal parrot endemic to New Zealand. – wikipedia

I think these amazing birds have been in the news quite a bit lately, so I won’t spend too long running down their fascinating habits – what I did want to mention, however, was the interesting (to me, at least) fact that their most invasive predators are feral house cats, introduced by settling Europeans.

Kakapo found at http://blog.elliottfox.com/?p=95


2 Responses to “Enter The Night Parrot”

  1. bmj2k March 19, 2011 at 20:59 #

    Nancy from the Relic Radio boards has to see this.

  2. O-Pop March 22, 2011 at 11:54 #

    Anyone read the most recent Ruby Departed? Maybe we could hook up one of these owls with Loverboy. Apparently they have a lot in common…

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