The New Zealand kakapo, a flightless, nocturnal bird that is the heaviest of all parrots.

The 100 most distinct and rare birds

fullmetal-ravioli: “The kakapo is a critically endangered species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea endemic to New Zealand.

An owl is a nocturnal animal that you will be able to explore at our Night Prowl tour! Don't miss out on the Tallahassee Museum's awesome nightlife! #TallahasseeMuseum #NocturnalAnimals

An owl is a nocturnal animal that you will be able to explore at our Night Prowl tour! Don't miss out on the Tallahassee Museum's awesome nightlife.

1908 Antique Birds Print, Swallows, Langhänder, Caprimulgus, Common Swift, Oilbird, Nocturnal Birds, German Engraving.

1908 Antique Birds Print, Swallows, Langhänder, Caprimulgus, Common Swift, Oilbird, Nocturnal Birds, German Engraving

1908 Antique Birds Print Swallows Langhänder by Craftissimo

Kakapo, large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand. Critically endangered, estimated 130 left. Has a highly developed sense of smell.

World's rarest bird pictures: A dance in search of a partner

Kakapo is a large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand. Critically endangered, as it's estimated that there are only 130 left. It has as a highly developed sense of

Owl Moon Lessons. Really like what they did. Especially making the craters1

Owl Moon Activities

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. Activity: Do a lesson on owls after reading this book. Have the students describe what owls are like and put it on a big poster for the entire class. Afterwards, construct an owl project!

The frogmouth birds are a group of nocturnal birds related to the nightjars. They are named for their large flattened hooked bills and huge frog-like gape, which they use to capture insects. Their flight is weak. They rest horizontally on branches during the day, camouflaged by their cryptic plumage. Up to three white eggs are laid in the fork of a branch, and are incubated by the female at night and the male in the day. Tawny Frogmouth

Frogmouths: nocturnal birds related to nightjars. Their flat hooked bills & huge frog-like gape help them catch bugs. Weak flyers, they rest horizontally on branches during the day, camouflaged by their cryptic plumage.

Not to be confused with owls, the frogmouth is a nocturnal bird native to Southeast Asia and Australia. Strange looking!

Introducing The Frogmouth

Not to be confused with owls, the Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a nocturnal bird native to Southeast Asia and Australia. Strange looking though, isn't it?

After nearly a century of presumed extinction, the Australian Night Parrot was first rediscovered in 2013 after an exhaustive search by naturalist John Young. After that first discovery, Young kept up his searching and was recently rewarded by finding another population of the reclusive nocturnal birds in Diamantina National Park:

More Australian Night Parrots Have Been Discovered / The nocturnal bird is so rare that it was once thought to be extinct. This recent discovery gives its struggling population a big boost.

Rare Bird Seen Alive For First Time In Over A Century

The Australian night parrot, Pezoporus occidentalis. A bushman claims to have footage of this bird not seen alive for a century.

<b>It's important that you get to know these adorably expressive birds.</b> Not to be confused with owls, the <a href="http://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fcatesish%2Fintroducing-the-frogmouth&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFrogmouth&xcust=1566672%7CBFLITE&xs=1" target="_blank">frogmouth</a> is a nocturnal bird native to Southeast Asia and Australia.

Introducing The Frogmouth

It's important that you get to know these adorably expressive birds. Not to be confused with owls, the frogmouth is a nocturnal bird.

'Barn Owl Left' by Jackie Morris

♞ Artful Animals ♞ bird, dog, cat, fish, bunny and animal paintings - Jackie Morris

The Kakapo Parrot of New Zealand, Strigops habroptilus also called owl parrots are large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrots that live in New Zealand. It is the world's only flightless parrot, the heaviest parrot, nocturnal, herbivorous, visibly sexually dimorphic in body size, has a low basal metabolic rate, no male parental care, and is the only parrot to have a polygynous lek breeding system. It is also possibly one of the world's longest-living birds

Kakapo Parrot or Owl Parrot. Super cool ground Parrot off the coast of New Zealand! Smells like honey, woofs like a dog, and "chings" like a cash register. Weighs about 8 pounds.

Common potoo.(aka grey potoo, lesser potoo or poor-me-one) Nyctibius griseus. It is well-camouflaged on a broken branch. It is a nocturnal bird of tropical Central & South America and is related to the nightjars & frogmouths. and camouflaged to look like a log.

The Common Potoo, Grey Potoo, Lesser Potoo or Poor-me-one (Nyctibius griseus), is a nocturnal bird which breeds in tropical Central and South America from Nicaragua to northern Argentina and northern Uruguay

Which Species Are Nocturnal Birds?: Owls are the most familiar and common nocturnal birds.

Which Species Are Nocturnal Birds?

10 easy ways anyone can help owls, no matter what their birding experience or budget. Get started with owl conservation today in fun, creative ways!

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