Frisky kākāpō Sirocco returns, still lusts for head-mating

  • 08/02/2018

Sirocco the celebrity kākāpō has been found after losing his transmitter and disappearing two years ago.

"BOOM! Guess who's back..." his Facebook page states - along with a graphic photo of Sirocco caught in the act again.

It seems the cheeky kākāpō hasn't lost his taste for mounting men's heads. The image shows Sirocco frantically thrusting his wings as he dominates the cameraman, who visibly winces as he is taken by the large bird.

The frisky kākāpō first shot to fame in 2009 after enthusiastically attempting to mate with Stephen Fry's cameraman on a documentary shoot.

The video along with Mr Fry's commentary saying, "Sorry, but this is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. You are being shagged by a rare parrot," went viral.

The characterful kākāpō did not let this sleazy start to his career deter him, and instead became a New Zealand spokesbird for conservation.

Sirocco now lives with other male kākāpō on an island in Fiordland. The search for him had been hindered by the large, densely-forested island and lack of transmitter.

The Department of Conservation (DoC) had said it expected to find him again once he felt like mating with another victim.

"Although he likes people, he's also a wild kākāpō and likes to keep to himself at non-breeding times when his hormone levels are down," DoC manager Deidre Vercoe said last year.

And his re-appearance has pleased the public, happy to see Sirocco return to his old tricks.

"Sirocco is back and banging some heads again!" one commenter says.

"When an endangered bird wants to root.... you give the little guy a go," another wrote.