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Re: Parrot Crossword

Postby Shani » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:13 pm

They're not the longest parrot in the world, but they are (by far) the heaviest. Critically endangered too :cry:

"The Kakapo (Māori: kākāpō, meaning night parrot), Strigops habroptila (Gray, 1845), also called owl parrot, is a species of large, flightless nocturnal parrot endemic to New Zealand."

"The Kakapo is critically endangered; as of February 2010, only 122 living individuals are known, most of which have been given names.The common ancestor of the Kakapo and the genus Nestor became isolated from the remaining parrot species when New Zealand broke off from Gondwana, around 82 million years ago. Around 70 million years ago, the kakapo diverged from the genus Nestor. 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, and stoats,the Kakapo was almost wiped out. Conservation efforts began in the 1890s, but they were not very successful until the implementation of the Kakapo Recovery Plan in the 1980s. As of January 2009, surviving Kakapo are kept on two predator-free islands, Codfish (Whenua Hou) and Anchor islands, where they are closely monitored."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakapo Good old wikipedia link if you'd like to have a read.
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Re: Parrot Crossword

Postby gizmo101 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:57 am

MandyG wrote:I was just taking a look at it.

8. Kakapo (I'll never forget them after watching that clip with the very 'friendly' Kakapo)
Overall good fun :thumbsup:

haha ive meet that kakapo he is very cute but did try it on with the tour guide!!!
i cant believe that some of you havnt heard of the kakapo living in nz myself made me so aware of all our national birds and there sizing i have meet all of them in person and held/pet/touched all of them exept for the kiwi (as its so rare but i have seen one being the glass and the pukeko (not really sure why . my av of all iis the kea! they r cheacky birds that reduse the world to toothpics. anyways i loved the crossword!! i thought it was fun. although i did it with some of my friends and because they werent really knowlegable about birds they didnt know the answers. but for a bird lover it was great!
just because you dont know something why cant your bird teach you
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Re: Parrot Crossword

Postby gizmo101 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:59 am

[quote="Shani"], it lost the ability to fly."

yes they did in the absence of preditors with the kakapo pukeko and kiwi. mainly because they didnt need to fly away and got too fat to put it not so gently
just because you dont know something why cant your bird teach you
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Re: Parrot Crossword

Postby Skip » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:45 pm

I so cheated ha ha ha
:lol:
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Re: Parrot Crossword

Postby dohcsvt » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:06 pm

New here, but I thought that I would give this a try. Amazingly I knew most, google helped with a few, but I was just S-T-U-C-K on 1 and 3 across.
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Re: Parrot Crossword

Postby cornettocockatiel » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:32 am

Nice crossword! It took me about a minute though! :D
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Re: Parrot Crossword

Postby Parrotkeeper02 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:05 am

Michael wrote:The Mealy Amazon is 540-700g
A Blue and Yellow Macaw is 900-1300g
A Hyacinth Macaw (largest flying parrot) is 1200-2000g
The Kakapo range from 2000-4000g (that's up to 10lbs!)

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Kakapos are really fat we went to Stewart Island which is a island with no treats to birds(sanctuary)
And I got to hold a kakapo that was semi tame it ways as much as my dog
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