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What is the largest member of the parrot family?

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April 01, 2013 5:18AM

The largest member of the parrot family by weight is the Kakapo, which lives in New Zealand. The kakapo can weigh from 1.5 to 3kg (52.5 - 105 ounces) for males, and 950g to 1.6kg (31.6 - 56 oz) for females. The kakapo averages 65cm in length (25 inches). The kakapo is the world's only flightless parrot.

The largest member of the parrot family by size is the Hyacinth Macaw which lives in south-central South America. The Hyacinth Macaw easily reaches 100cm in length (around 40-42 inches) but weighs an average of 1.7 kg , or 3.75 lb, which is lighter than the kakapo. The Hyacinth Macaw is the world's largest flying parrot.

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