Kaka – #AtoZ Postcards of New Zealand

K is for kaka.

Kaka, a native forest parrot of New Zealand

Kaka, a native forest parrot of New Zealand (this one spotted at Zealandia in Wellington)

Practical Information: 

  • The kākā is a large forest parrot found on the North Island, South Island and Stewart Island.  With between 1,000 and 5,000 remaining, they are considered nationally vulnerable.
  • Generally considered diurnal, they are also active in a full moon or on fine weather evenings.
  • Often heard before they are seen, they make a rather screechy sound which you can hear here.


Posted for the AtoZ challenge 2016. My theme: Postcards of New Zealand.

A to Z Challenge 2016

Have you seen a kaka before today? 

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Kaka, a native forest parrot of New Zealand
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  1. Crackerberries says

    Hello fellow contender in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I just wanted to drop by to thank you for checking out my blog earlier and in tribute to you, I’ve tagged you in my post for today. Kowtow to the Knightwriter. Feel free to check it out! Cheers and best wishes through the rest of the challenge.

  2. says

    That’s a very distinctive shade of brown, with nice pops of white and yellow. If I were any good at drawing with browns and whites, I might want to use that as a drawing model.

    • says

      I am loving your book, but am a slow reader. Somehow I actually slept on much of the overnight flight. I usually don’t, but now that I lost all that weight I am not so uncomfortable on the plane.

  3. Stefanie says

    What an awesome photo, seems almost 3D. What a strange sound the bird makes – sounds like it has a soar throat.

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