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1. (noun) kākāpō, ground parrot, Strigops habroptilus - rare, large, green endemic parrot that is nocturnal and flightless. Now found only on islands off Stewart Island.
Ko te kākāpō he manu nō te orokio, ā, e noho ana i roto i te rua, i ngā pukepuke rarauhe, he mea nanao i reira (TW 11/9/1875:211). / The kākāpō is a night bird, and lives in holes in the earth, on the bracken fern covered hills, where they are captured.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 13;)
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