Today’s photo of the week is one of the six new Antipodes Island parakeets that have taken up residence at Pukaha Mount Bruce.Continue Reading...
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The orange fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka is the rarest of our parakeet/kākāriki species…Continue Reading...
Today’s photo of the week is of a red-crowned parakeet/kākāriki taking a bath in a stream in Rotorua. Kākāriki, means ‘small green parrot’ in Māori.
There are five main species of kākāriki. The red-crowned species is distinguished by a bright crimson forehead, crown and a streak extending back beyond the eyes.
Attacks by introduced predators such as stoats and rats are the main threat to kākāriki.
This photo was taken by Jackson Wood | CC BY-NC 2.0.