Great Barrier Island

  • kaka

Ecology Category: Fauna and Birds

  • The kākā is a large parrot belonging to the nestorinae family, a group that includes the kea and the extinct Norfolk Island kākā.

    Image courtesy of David Speirs & Windy Hill Sanctuary

    New Zealand status: Endemic
    Conservation status:
    North Island kākā are At Risk (Recovering); South Island kākā are Nationally Vulnerable, Chatham Islands kaka are extinct.  
    Found in:
    Large forested areas in the North and South Islands

    Read More at the Department of Conservation

    Source: Department of Conservation and licensed by greatbarrierisland.nz for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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