American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A ground-dwelling New Zealand parrot (Strigops habroptilus) with greenish plumage.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The owl-parrot or ground-parrot of New Zealand, Stringops habroptilus, a large and noteworthy parrot, by some made the type of family Stringopidæ, distinct from the Psittacidæ. It is nocturnal, unable to fly, and in danger of rapid extermination. It is of a mottled-greenish color, and about as large as a raven.
- n. A large flightless parrot, Strigops habroptilus, with greenish plumage, that is nocturnal and native to New Zealand.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A singular nocturnal parrot (Strigops habroptilus), native of New Zealand. It lives in holes during the day, but is active at night. It resembles an owl in its colors and general appearance. It has large wings, but can fly only a short distance. Called also
owl parrot, night parrot, and night kaka.
- Maori kākāpō (Wiktionary)
- Maori kākāpō : kākā, parrot; see kaka + pō, night (perhaps because it is active at night). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A large nocturnal (!), cryptically-coloured (!!) terrestrial (!!!) bird, endemic to New Zealand, the kakapo is a specialized foliage-eater that seems to live on a metabolic knife-edge, rather like the Giant panda.”
“There is a green ground parrot too, called the kakapo,”
“Strigops habroptilus, the overgrown flightless parrot, commonly known as the kakapo.”
“The kakapo is a solitary creature: it doesn't like other animals.”
“In fact the kakapo is a bird that in some ways reminds me of the British motorbike industry.”
“The kakapo is a large, flightless parrot from New Zealand and one of the rarest birds of all, with only 124 individuals alive today.”
“The kakapo is a flightless parrot and one of New Zealand's rarest birds.”
“Group head associate professor Dianne Brunton said yesterday that the meeting would provide an opportunity to discuss some of the projects her colleagues and the students were working on, such as kakapo and kakariki research.”
“Group head Associate Professor Dianne Brunton says the meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss some of the projects her colleagues and the students are working on, such as kakapo and kakariki research.”
“Also I'll be working with photographer Nic Bishop on another children's book on the highly endangered flightless giant parrot, the kakapo, which lives on a remote and windswept island off New Zealand.”
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