night parrot
Kakapo Ka`ka*po", n. (Zo["o]l.) A singular nocturnal parrot ({Strigops habroptilus}), native of New Zealand. It lives in holes during the day, but is active at night. It resembles an owl in its colors and general appearance. It has large wings, but can fly only a short distance. Called also {owl parrot}, {night parrot}, and {night kaka}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Night parrot — Parrot Par rot (p[a^]r r[u^]t), n. [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim. of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Cf. {Paroquet}, {Petrel}, {Petrify}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) In a general sense, any bird of the order {Psittaci}. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • night parrot — /ˈnaɪt pærət / (say nuyt paruht) noun either of two small Australian parrots that feed and drink after dusk: 1. a rare green and yellow parrot, Geopsittacus occidentalis. 2. → Bourke s parrot …   Australian English dictionary

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