Laura Goodall posted in bird • Chatham Islands • extinct • fossil • kaka • parrot on September 3rd, 2014.
New Zealand officially has a new species of parrot, but unfortunately it has already been extinct for several hundred years. A study, led by Landcare Research, analysed fossil parrot bones from the Chatham Islands and confirmed that they represent a distinct species that is unique to the island group but closely related to New Zealand’s kaka. Scientists […]
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