AnAge entry for Strigops habroptila

Classification (HAGRID: 02143)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Psittaciformes (Taxon entry)
                Family: Psittacidae
                    Genus: Strigops
Species
Strigops habroptila
Common name
Kakapo
Synonyms
Stringops habroptilus, Strigops habroptilus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
60 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 493
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

A flightless bird found only in New Zealand, the kakapo is the world's heaviest parrot and a highly endangered species [0492]. Due to its long life cycle and absence of natural predators, it is possible that the kakapo lives longer than 60 years. No ageing kakapo has been documented [0493].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
3,650 days
Male sexual maturity
1,825 days
Incubation
30 days
Clutch size
2.5 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
1,750 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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