"Thick and alone – but now has the world's fattest parrot got it. Less than 50 years ago, it was believed to be extinct, it has ugglepapegojan started to pick up in New Zealand."
"The gröngulsvarta the bird is described as the world's fattest parrot and will not easily in the mood. It mates only once every three years, when a certain type of coniferous trees bear fruit."
"But after a record breeding season is expected to at least 75 chicks survive in years," said Andrew Keen, an adviser at the New Zealand programme for ugglepapegojans recovery, to the AFP."
"Soon hatch out of 249 eggs. About 75 of the newly hatched birds survive to adulthood it would mean a great boost for the population, which currently consists of 147 full-grown animals."
"Ugglepapegojan (also called the kakapo, which means night owl in maori) is the roundly, active at night and can hardly fly. The link between the animal's sex life and barrträdens fruits is unclear for the experts."
"– We don't really know what the trigger is, but one thing we are studying is that the tree bears is very rich in vitamin D, a super food really, which can be linked to fertility and health, " says Andrew Digby."
"Ugglepapegojan is currently listed as critically endangered and has almost disappeared completely from most areas in New Zealand because it is seldom and it has been an easy prey, including rats and feral cats. Great efforts are therefore made to save the species on predator-free islands."