Monday, October 05, 2009

BBC Last Chance To See ... The Kakapo

I caught this the other night, I think, on Rachel Maddow's show, and it is, in the end, pretty funny.

It comes from the BBC program, Last Chance To See; A Search for Animals On The Edge of Extinction

In New Zealand the travellers make their way through one of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. They are on a journey to find the last remaining kakapo, a fat, flightless parrot which, when threatened with attack, adopts a strategy of standing very still indeed.
Well, as you will see in the video, the rare bird doesn't, exactly, stand still.

It appears to engage in a mating ritual, complete with flapping wings, on Mark Carwardine, as Stephen Frye narrates.

Check it out.

'You are being shagged by a rare parrot' - Last Chance To See - BBC Two

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