Kakapo wins fraud-ridden bird election in New Zealand

Trump gives green light for transfer of power to Biden to begin

The outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, indicated this Monday that green light to power transfer to Democrat Joe Biden, winner of...

Who is Janet Yellen, the one chosen by Joe Biden as Secretary of the Treasury that will be key for Argentina

The Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, congratulated her on social networks: "We hope to work cooperatively."The president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, chose...

Donald Trump enabled the presidential transition with Joe Biden but will continue to contest the elections

After weeks of resistance, the outgoing US president instructed his team to do what is necessary regarding the "initial protocols”For the transfer.The President of...

The transition in the United States from Trump to Biden has formally begun

20 days after the presidential elections in the United States and 16 since Joe Biden was declared president-elect, the Administration of Donald Trump...

Michigan deals another setback to Trump by certifying Biden’s victory in the State

Former senior national security officials ask the outgoing president to facilitate the transition to avoid risks to the countryOne after another, the doors are...

The kakapo has become New Zealand Bird of the Year for the second time. The endangered parrot species delivered this unparalleled feat after a fraud-ridden poll.

Birds only occur on islands without predators

Kakapos also took the honor in 2008. New Zealand’s annual bird contest, first held in 2005, is immensely popular and, according to organizers, has led to more attention for the country’s unique natural areas and animal species.

The ‘mighty moskip’, as the clownish kakapo is also called, cannot fly and is a nocturnal animal. Kakapos are the heaviest and longest living parrots in the world.

The animal reproduces slowly and builds nests on the ground. Kakapos smell like “the inside of a clarinet bag, musty and with notes of wood and resin,” and defend themselves against predators by standing still and “looking like a bush,” an organization spokesman said. The Guardian.

“Those traits worked well in the bird islands where the kakapo evolved, but they don’t fool imported predators like weasels, cats and rats.”

In the 1990s, only 50 kakapos were left. After rescue attempts, the population is now 213 birds. The birds once lived all over the country, but now only occur on islands without predators.

Male kakapos emit a loud, shrill cry to attract females. Sirocco, one of the males, achieved worldwide fame in 2009 by a BBC-program to make love with the mind of a zoologist.

The ballot box was marked by several scandals this year. An erotic retailer campaigned for support for the polyamorous yellow-banded honey-eater, and the little gray kiwi received 1,500 votes in one evening, all coming from the same IP address.

The also endangered Antipode Albatross finished in second place. Organizers expressed their hope that this bird does not feel “robbed”, a reference to the aftermath of the last US presidential election.

.

trending

Related Articles