THE BIRD THAT DOESN'T FLY **KAKAPO PARROT**

The famous kakapo parrot(kākāpō, meaning night parrot), The ancient, flightless Kakapo is the world's rarest
and strangest parrot. It the only flightless and
nocturnal parrot, as well as being the heaviest in the
world, weighing up to 3.5 kilograms (8 lbs). The birds live in New Zealand, an island country.
It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc
of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of
relatively short length. A certain combination of
traits makes it unique among its kind.In the absence of mammalian predators, it lost the ability to fly. Because of Polynesian and European colonisation
and the introduction of predators such as cats, rats, ferrets, and stoats, the Kakapo was almost wiped out.
The Kakapo is a large, rotund parrot; the male
measures up to 60 cm (24 in) and weighs from 2 to 4 kg (4 to 9 lb) at maturity.The Kakapo cannot fly, having short wings for its size and lacking the pronounced keel bone (sternum) that anchors the flight muscles of other birds. It uses its wings for
balance, support, and to break its fall when leaping
from trees. Unlike other land birds, the Kakapo can
accumulate large amounts of body fat to store energy, making it the heaviest parrot. It is also said that it always have sex every 2years of its live..
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