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Large forest birds.

Large forest birds.

The Kaka.(Nestor Meridionaus) is a noisy and sociable bird of the forest.They live mostly on New Zealands off shore Islands.Numbers are low.Their call resembles a creaky door,can live up to 20 years.2 species are foundĀ  one in the North and one in the South Island. North island has olive-brown plumage,South Island brighter green and crimson plumage and almost white crown.They eat nector,fruit ,berries,sap,seeds,insects and grubs. They breed in September,laying average 4 white eggs in a hollow tree or branch.Very vulnerable to predators. They have been seen in the Puketi Forest, a colony of nine birds have been residing in private land not far from thePuketi.With all the conservation work being undertaken in the forest they may in time find it a very safe place to Breed.

By |2010-12-14T20:33:52+00:00December 14th, 2010|Birds, Eco Tours.Conservation, Environment, News, Plants|0 Comments

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