New Zealand Kaka, also known as Kākā, (Nestor meridionalis) - a New Zealand parrot endemic to the native forests of New Zealand. The New Zealand Kaka is considered vulnerable. It has greatly declined across its traditional range as a result of habitat loss; predation by introduced predators like rats, possums and stoats; and competition from wasps and bees for the honeydew excreted by scale insects.
North Island saddleback | New Zealand Birds Online
North Island saddleback. Adult in captivity. Orana Wildlife Safari Park, Christchurch, January 2008. Image © Suzi Phillips by Suzi Phillips