Rare footage of the kakapo mating ritual
The kakapo (Strigops habroptilus), a critically-endangered New Zealand ground parrot creates an ultrasonic “booming” sound to attract its mate.
You’ll probably recall this hilarious moment when a kakapo attempted to mate with a cameraman:
But this is how a real mating ritual goes down.
Footage courtesy of Australian Geographic’s sister company Natural History New Zealand (NHNZ).