Kakapo ecological niche?

Found this article; http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com … ion-clues/ and thought it to be interesting. In addition to the famed video of photographer getting shagged by a male Kakapo it goes on to suggest a link that the kakapo may have had in the pollination of the very rare Hades flower.

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/22/kakapo-coprolite-yields-conservation-clues/

And here is something recent on a very close relative of the kakapo:http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-news/20 … arrot.aspx

http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-news/2014/09/25/nestor-chathamensis-an-extinct-parrot.aspx