The Kakapo is a rare parrot that is hefty and flightless. Found in New Zealand, they are becoming even more rare. When attacked, their defense is to
remain motionless and blend in with it's surroundings.
This video is revealing of the parrot's characteristics, including a funny bit showing the ardent drive to propagate for species survival. The
parrot exhibits such qualities of "happiness," I guess the guy decides to let it do it's business.
Well it's sometimes nice to get a dose of humor with the admiration for something so wonderful.
What a beautiful, docile bird, with features that resemble an owl.
Just wanted to share some more info about this clip with you guys.
The man getting loved up by the parrot is Mark Carwardine a zoologist and photographer who wrote a famous book called Last chance to see in which he
traveled around the world with Douglas Adams (author of The Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy books) photographing endangered species.
The clip is from a BBC TV program called "last chance to see" in which Mark recreates his journey with "Stephen Fry" an English TV presenter, and
official national treasure, (think of a modern day Oscar Wild) Stephen was a friend of the late Douglas Adams
perhaps I missed someone already correcting this, the correct name is KAKAPO (Kaka = parrot, po = night). That should help your Google searches.
Yes, it's an awesome bird - I had the pleasure of assisting a supplementary feeding program for a couple of weeks back in the 90s. Only got to see
one of these personally, and even then only with a night vision camera.
I don't think I have ever seen a bird look so happy. It does beg the question since its a male scientist and a male bird is it gay? If so all I can
think of is the movie the Birdcage, why can I picture that bird with Robin Williams voice.
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