Pūnanga Manu o Te Anau/Te Anau Bird Sanctuary welcomed two new faces in December last year with the arrival of two kākā chicks.Continue Reading...
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The kea, named by Maori for the sound of its call, is endemic to the Southern Alps of New Zealand and is the world’s only mountain parrot.
Today’s photo of the week is of two kea in Arthur’s Pass National Park showing off their beautiful coloured feathers.
Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced yesterday that $90,000 from the Community Conservation Partnership Fund would go to supporting the Kea Conservation Trust.
This support will allow the trust to continue its work to ensure this endangered iconic species will continue to be enjoyed by future generations.
Photo by Geof Wilson | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
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.