Today’s photo of the week is of a kākā popping in to a summer party on a balcony in Wellington City.
The population of kākā in the capital is increasing thanks to the work of conservationists and Wellington wildlife sanctuary Zealandia.
The success of restoring native birds to cities is bringing those birds into increasing conflict with humans according to Victoria University’s recent research.
Kākā, pukeko and red-billed gulls were found to be the species most likely to encounter problems in cities. The research has helped to identify these species and will mean emerging problems can be monitored and addressed.
This photo was taken by Phillip Capper.