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Kakapo Baby Boom in New Zealand: First New Chicks in 3 Years [Video]

Kakapo Baby Boom in New Zealand: First New Chicks in 3 Years [Video]

Kakapo (Strigops habroptila), the critically endangered flightless parrots of New Zealand, have an unusual mating ritual. In the rare years when the birds breed, the males climb to the tops of hills, breathe in so deeply they swell up like balloons and then let out a series of deep, rhythmic booms that can be heard [...]

March 18, 2014 — John R. Platt

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