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What about those ground loving parrots?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:05 pm Reply with quote
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Hey Steve -

What's the update on those ground-loving parrots? I think they are on an island off NZ?

They're big and green and make odd sounds not like your typical parrot?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:31 pm Reply with quote
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Is this the bird you were thinking about.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakapo

We do not have them in Australia.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:38 pm Reply with quote
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Perhaps we don't have any because we have snakes and they do not.

They do not have, or did not have, poisonous spiders either although we have sent them some Red Backs and some White Tails by accident.

They are doing their best to wipe them out.

We sent them some possums as well and they are not very happy about that.

Around here Possums are a protected species but in New Zealand if you see one on the road and miss it you could get into trouble Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:14 pm Reply with quote
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Here is another bird story for you.

Australian Wedge Tail Eagle attacks Kangaroo

https://preview.msn.com/en-us/video/watch/wedge-tailed-eagle-attacks-kangaroo-in-sleaford-south-australia/vi-BBUopf1

In this case it was likely being a bit optimistic. Might have been after the Joe if there was one in the roo's pouch.

They will go after pretty much anything that moves and can carry off more than their own body weight. 10 kg for an adult one. Cats, dogs etc. Most often rabbits but there were no rabbits before us migrants brought them here.

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One of our aircraft just suffered an eagle strike - took out an entire engine!!!

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