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Kakapo - Strigops habroptilus Gray

Kakapo or owl parrot is an endemic species of night parrot from New Zealand. Kakapo means a night parrot in Maori. His body length is about 60 cm and it can weigh up to 4 kg. It can be recognized for his yellow-green freckles and feathery discs around the eyes as with some owls.