Kakapo

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  • #288

    På nett og leser om papegøyer,som vanlig,og kom over denne..fasinerendes gøye da…synd det står at dem ikke kommer til å finnes særlig mye lengre..


    Kakapo
    Strigops habroptilus
    STATUS:
    ESA — ENDANGERED

    SIZE:
    Length:
    25Ð27 inches (63Ð68 cm)
    Weight:
    Males weigh up to 7.8 pounds (3.5 kg), the female is smaller

    HABITAT:
    Southern beech forest and sub-alpine grasslands

    CONSERVATION:
    Wildlife refuge
    Kakapo
    The kakapo is the world’s largest and heaviest species of parrot. It’s a nocturnal, nearly flightless bird that feeds on fruits, seeds, and other plant matter. Despite strenuous efforts by the New Zealand Department of conservation, it is almost extinct — about 50 kakapos remain alive on two small islands. Many of the plants that the kakapo feeds on only bear fruit every few years. Between these seasons, the slow-moving, solitary bird subsists on a diet of leaves and berries that it crushes — almost chews — with its beak. When there were no predators and no significant competitors in New Zealand, these behaviors worked well for the kakapo. But then came the Polynesians, who hunted the kakapo. With the Europeans came competitors — introduced possums and deer that ate the kakapo’s plants — and more predators — cats and rats that ate the kakapo’s eggs and young. By the 1970s, they were virtually extinct. A tiny breeding population was discovered in 1977 on Stewart Island, a small island off the coast of New Zealand. These birds were moved to the less populated nearby islands of Little Barrier and Codfish to ensure their survival — but the kakapo remains severely endangered, and probably won’t survive much longer.

    http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/Endangered/zealand/zealand.html

    #14214

    Huff, ja. Vi mennesker er noen forferdelige dyr i blandt. Så en episode fra Sir David Attenborough sin dokumentar hvor han intoduserte Kakapoen. Var veldig trist hvordan forskerne hørte den siste kjente hannen rope på damer i fjellene uten å få svar til man en dag ikke lenger kunne høre ham 😥
    Noen år senere oppdaget man at den heldigvis ikke var utdød, men at det fantes noen fler gjennlevende individer.
    Sikkert på 70’tallet som du sier.

    Det var så godt fortalt og trist at jeg ikke klarte å holde tårene unna.. (har det med å leve meg inn i programmer)

    Det er veldig synd det som skjer med Kakapoen ja.

    #14215

    http://www.illustrertvitenskap.com/Shared/popup.jsp?a=756&d=153&id=8086
    Kom over denne lille siden da jeg lette etter andre tingtang i går på nett.

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