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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A Very Rare Mounted Specimen of the Extraordinary New Zealand Kakapo ( Strigops Haroptilus )."
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19 th Century
Size : Dome 51 cm high , 47 cm wide , 23 cm deep – 20 ins high , 18½ ins wide , 9 ins deep
The Kakapo is flightless and lives and nests in burrows or holes among tree roots , and its chicks and eggs are therefore highly vulnerable to introduced predators . It is the largest , fattest and heaviest species of parrot and it's rounded wings cannot sustain it in the air . It's strongly ridged bill is adapted to extracting juices from plants and rhizomes .
The Kakapo is sometimes known as the 'owl parrot' because of the round facial feather disc set off by whiskers and because of it's nocturnal habits . Emerging from his burrow at dusk in the mating season the New Zealand bush must once have echoed with the males loud characteristic booming call .
They are said to have been affectionate and loyal pets , smelling sweetly of hyacinths and behaving much like a faithful dog .
|Height||51.00 cm||(20.08 inches)|