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 This is a male Kakapo his name is Sirocco. All of the remaining 123 birds are named

 

Kakapo's are an endangered species, They are endemic to New Zealand and are kept on 3 predator free Islands Codfish (Whenua Hou) Anchor and little Barrier Islands.

 

 

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

Have you heard of the Kakapo? A Kakapo … I guess the answer’s no! Kakapo’s are a breed of parrot but they cannot fly They are far too heavy and would fall from the sky! Kakapo’s can live for a hundred years… A hundred years – I couldn’t believe my ears It may sound strange yes even quite absurd But I’ve fallen in love with this cute rare bird 11~14~16

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Date: 11/25/2016 8:25:00 AM
My first assumption on your poetry is borne out with this one. You are drawn to nature and the creatures therein. Loved the rhythm of the rhyme reminded me of a parrot rocking back and forth on its perch. Very informational too on this type of bird. Now, a question. I am new to this site. How do I attach a picture to my poems? My email is codyblue2@yahoo.com. Would appreciate your input. Thanks.
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Date: 11/25/2016 12:43:00 PM
Hi Janet - I'll soupmail you:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 11/15/2016 6:54:00 PM
Thanks for the share! So cool! His feathers look like that of an old bird ;)
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Date: 11/15/2016 6:56:00 PM
he probably is old Kim - they live to about 100! I just think he looks soooooooooooo cute:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 11/15/2016 11:55:00 AM
It reminds me a bit of the Kookaburra and the Kiwi if they mixed. It's a cute little thing. I enjoyed your homage to it Jan. thank you for sharing the picture as well. I enjoyed reading about a species new to me I have never seen. Mahalo Connie
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Date: 11/15/2016 11:58:00 AM
Thanks for dropping by Connie :-) I watched a programme on NZ at the weekend and it was about this cute bird I found it really fascinating and had to share it on soup:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/15/2016 7:19:00 AM
It looks innocent...Cute description... I never heard of it...Thanks for sharing..
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Date: 11/15/2016 11:39:00 AM
Thanks Supraja it is such an unusual bird and it is most fascinating to read about them:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 11/15/2016 4:44:00 AM
What an odd looking fellow he is! And no, not until now. A lovely rhyme Jan. The Kiwi can't fly either I don't think!
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Date: 11/15/2016 4:59:00 AM
Thanks for dropping by Rick I say I learn something new every day on soup :-) I had to share about this rare bird:-) hugs Jan x
Date: 11/15/2016 4:12:00 AM
Not strange and absurd at all.... It's a cute bird. And although his circumstances seem serious, he has a rather humorous head and posture. Not unlike us humans :)
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Date: 11/15/2016 4:17:00 AM
Your comment made me smile Darren! I was absolutely enchanted by the BBC programme I watched at the weekend - the bird reminds me of 'wally birds' which were modelled by the Martin Brothers' if you google them you will see what I mean.:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/15/2016 12:58:00 AM
I like this.......... nice to be back to read this
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Date: 11/15/2016 3:17:00 AM
Lovely to see you back Wilfred thanks for dropping by:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/15/2016 12:05:00 AM
HAHA He is cute too. I hope they can bring back the breed and he doesn't go the way of the Dodo bird. I bet they would make a good pet. Nicely done my friend. God Bless, JB
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Date: 11/15/2016 3:27:00 AM
Judy that pet idea is a lovely idea ... but they live about 100 years so a wildlife park would be more suitable.! I was enchanted when I saw the programme its called New Zealand Earth's mythical Island - worth trying to find epsiode 3 on u tube sometime. :-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/14/2016 9:37:00 PM
That's so beautiful, this heavy Kakapo that cant fly loves you too!
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Date: 11/15/2016 3:30:00 AM
I was enchanted by the BBC New Zealand Mythical Island series but this episode 3 - wow I wish we'd recorded it it was so amazing and I had to write about this cute fella - I just go gooey looking at that face:-) Am sure you are just as cute Arthur:-) :-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/14/2016 8:51:00 PM
awww, this is really cute, Jan. I never heard of it but I love how you described how heavy it is!!!
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Date: 11/15/2016 3:34:00 AM
I'd never heard of it either Andrea and was fascinated by the programme. They birds weigh up to 4 kilo's - its not wonder they can't fly lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/14/2016 1:10:00 PM
Indeed that Ot can't fly...would be wonderful to touch it without this bird leaving away. How rare indeed and beautiful.
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Date: 11/14/2016 3:57:00 PM
I watched a documentary on New Zealand it was absolutely fascinating how they are trying to increase the population of this rare species. they put a false egg in the nest and incubate the real one and then hand rear the chick for a few days before putting it in the nest when the mother has gone for a wander. It has been known for the mother to attack the chick.. but the footage they showed was of a successful outcome:-) it is absolutely fascinating Charma and I was enchanted by this lovely rare bird:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 11/14/2016 1:09:00 PM
I hope they survived the earthquake and tsunami of the other day. Lovely poem Jan
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Date: 11/14/2016 4:25:00 PM
Oh I hope so Tim I have heard on the news of the two earthquakes they have had:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/14/2016 12:57:00 PM
Hi Jan, Kakapo what? No , I don't think that I've heard of this bird until now. This bird sounds kind of fascinating. Thanks for the informative write:-) Alexis
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Date: 11/14/2016 4:26:00 PM
I'd never heard of it until I saw a documentary on New Zealand and now I am fascinated by this amazing bird:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/14/2016 11:17:00 AM
this poem not kakapoo just about one :-)
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Date: 11/15/2016 6:57:00 PM
you know me and Poop Arthur goes together hand in hand well not literally maybe literary lol:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 11/14/2016 9:38:00 PM
LOL That was funny!!!!
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Date: 11/14/2016 4:26:00 PM
aww dumpling is a great name for it lol:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 11/14/2016 1:55:00 PM
found the little dumpling on google images
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Date: 11/14/2016 12:40:00 PM
when the muse grabs ya , cant see the pic will try when im home :-)
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Date: 11/14/2016 11:49:00 AM
LOL Stephen! I saw a programme last night on new Zealand and it focused on this incredible bird - seeing the picture it reminds me of the 'Wally birds' pottery by the Martin Brothers. I just thought the Kakapo were so so interesting I has to write a poem about them:-) hugs jan xx