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.
The Kakapo is a relatively large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand. Critically endangered, a population of 130 remaining is estimated. Has a highly developed sense of smell.
Feathers of the flightless kakapo are being flown around the world as part of a Massey biologist’s quest to understand the role of the critically endangered native parrot’s sense of smell and the power of male feather fragrance on breeding behaviour.