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Individual study: Artificial incubation of kakapo Strigops habroptilus eggs and brooding of chicks while in the nest, Codfish Island, New Zealand

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Jansen W.P. (2005) Artificial incubation of kakapo Strigops habroptilus eggs and brooding of chicks while in the nest, Codfish Island, New Zealand. Conservation Evidence, 2, 6-7


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Artificially incubate eggs or warm nests Bird Conservation

A small study on Codfish Island, South Island, New Zealand (Jansen 2005) found that no kakapo Strigopus habroptilus eggs or chicks died from chilling between 1997 and 2005, following the use of specially designed nest heat pads to keep eggs and chicks warm while the female is off the nest. Before pads were used, a nest containing three eggs lost failed, apparently due to chilling of the eggs and chicks as the female spent large periods of time away from the nest.