Kakapo recovery team leader Paul Jansen said Pounamu, a female chick, was injured three weeks ago when Dot, a two-year-old male, jumped into the pen she was sharing with another chick.
Mr Jansen said Pounamu was badly bruised and lost a few feathers around her head in the attack.
She was taken to the Massey University clinic to ensure she did not have any internal bleeding, and would be back in her southern home soon.
"It was nothing major, just a kicking in the pub carpark, rather than a drive-by shooting."
Thursday, September 22, 2005
KAKAPO PARROTS - Aggressive kakapo banished to Fiordland
Stuff.co.nz has more on the recent beating of Kakapo Parrot chick Pounamu, by "nitwit" male Dot.