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Kākāpō - one of the world's rarest birds. Only 131 birds remain, though numbers have increased in recent years due to the wonderful work of the Kakapo Recovery Group. It is a flightless, nocturnal parrot - making it very unusual. It is also the heaviest parrot. It is related to the other NZ parrot species - the Kea and Kaka.
Once found throughout New Zealand in native bush, now confined to a small number of offshore, predator free island sanctuaries.
This particular bird is called Sirocco. The Kakapo Recovery Group give every bird a name (once they've got past fledging). It is famous for having appeared on a TV show called "Last Chance to See" and 'making friends' with Mark Carwardine. I've seen Sirocco twice - once on Ulva Island, near Stewart Island off the NZ South Coast. However, this spotting was in the Zealandia conservation park in Wellington, NZ where he was on public display during the Rugby World Cup.