Bird genealogy >> Order Psittaciformes >> Family Strigopidae
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Stewart Island
New Zealand


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Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 376 mm
Exposure 1/320 s, f/5.6, ISO 2500 
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IOC Names

Deutsch  Kaka Dutch  Kaka
Italian  Kaka Spanish  Kaka


A member of a primitive group of parrots (family Strigopidae), moving in large flocks often containing Keas, to which they are closely related. Considered as vulnerable because of competition from wasps and bees for the honeydew excreted by scale insects; and because of predation by introduced rats, possums and stoats to which the females, nesting in cavities for~ 100 days are exposed.

New Zealand Kaka


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New Zealand Kaka
Nestor meridionalis
Nestor superbe

Jean-Michel PAULUS