Parrots (Psittacidae)

Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus) - HBW 4, p. 363

French: Strigops kakapo German: Kakapo Spanish: Kakapo

Taxonomy: Strigops habroptilus G. R. Gray, 1845, Dusky Sound, South Island.

Distribution: New Zealand, formerly on North I, South I and Stewart I, with subfossil remains from Chatham Is; persisted until 1989 in Milford District of Fiordland in South I, and until 1992 on SE Stewart I. Now survives as introduced populations on Codfish I, Maud I and Little Barrier I.