Thursday, December 29, 2005

KAKAPO PARROTS - Back on the kakapo trail

New Zealand's with a story on kakapo researcher Chris Smuts-Kennedy, who's hunting Kakapo parrots once again...
More than 30 years after ecologist Chris Smuts-Kennedy tramped through Fiordland searching for kakapo, he is returning to see if any remain.

The Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust employee says he'll know when he hears one because their unusual cry makes the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end.

Mr Smuts-Kennedy was part of an early expedition in the mid-1970s to find kakapo.