Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Kakapo (Stringops habroptilus), the Owl, or Ground Parrot, a native of New Zealand, in danger of extermination, because its flesh is esteemed a delicacy, and, though possessing large wings, it is unable to fly. The first English popular name refers to its nocturnal, and the second to its burrowing, habits. It is about 24 inches long, and the soft plumage is green mottled with brown and yellow.