Kakapo

Strigops habroptila (Gray, 1845)

Summary

Large, nocturnal, flightless parrot, with a very small population (actual number in the order of a hundred of individuals) and with a very small distribution area (occurs in 3 small offshore islands, in the New Zealand).
Endemic species, occurring in 3 small forest islands: Codfish, Maud, Little Barrier. However, prior to human colonization, it occurred throughout most of the North, South, and Stewart islands.
The evolution trend of the global population is an increasing one.

Global conservation status

Critically endangered (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Common names

  • Kakapo

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It inhabited a wide range of habitat types, including temperate forests and subtropical moist lowland forests.

Feed

It feeds on leaves, seeds, flowers, fruits, roots and floral buds.

Breeding

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Predators

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