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Kakapo country the story of the world"s most unusual bird by David Cemmick

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Published by Hodder and Stoughton in Auckland .
Written in English



  • New Zealand.


  • Kakapo.,
  • Birds -- Conservation -- New Zealand.,
  • Natural history -- New Zealand.,
  • Natural history illustration -- New Zealand.

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Edition Notes

StatementDavid Cemmick & Dick Veitch ; [foreword by David Bellamy].
ContributionsVeitch, Dick.
LC ClassificationsQL696.P7 C45 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination127 p. :
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2236889M
ISBN 100340416475
LC Control Number89106857

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Kakapo breed in summer and autumn, but only in years of good fruit abundance. On islands in southern New Zealand they breed when the rimu trees fruit, which is once every 2 to 4 years. Elsewhere in New Zealand they probably nested when southern beech seeded, but the triggers for breeding in some northern places, including Hauturu, are unknown. Buy Kakapo Country. The Story of the World's Most Unusual Bird by David Cemmick, Dick Veitch, David Bellamy (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : David Cemmick, Dick Veitch. “[The kakapo] is an extremely fat bird. A good-sized adult will weigh about six or seven pounds, and its wings are just about good for waggling a bit if it thinks it's about to trip over something — but flying is out of the question. The event demonstrated that kakapo are sufficiently adaptable to survive and breed in an alien environment—a small, heavily modified island—and was thus a turning point in kakapo recovery. But in , for the captors of the last Fiordland kakapo, all this was yet to come. Somehow, almost prophetically, they named that bird Richard Henry.

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