The Kakapo (Māori: kākāpō) or night parrot, also called owl parrot (Strigops habroptila), is a species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea, endemic to New Zealand.

"This magnificent creature is the Kakapo, a flightless, EXTREMELY endangered parrot native to New Zealand. It's often referred to as the most useless bird in existence, and for good reason.

[...] The fun doesn't stop there for this doomed species. The Kakapo has a naturally sweet odor, which allows it to be found by other Kakapos, as well as EVERY PREDATOR in the area. It's only natural defense mechanism is to freeze in place when it's scared, which makes it really easy prey. It makes loud screeches and booms as a mating call (which it screams into a dirt bowl it digs in the ground), which coincidentally also attracts predators."

– Introducing the Kakapo: The Loser in the Evolutionary Lottery, via

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