I don’t claim any of this but the photo was so impressive I felt I should share it!! It shows a kaka fledgling soaring over Zealandia, the Karori (Wellington, NZ) wildlife sanctuary.
Common name: North Island kaka
Maori name: kākā
Scientific name: Nestor meridionalis septentrionalis
Large, olive-brown forest parrot. Has orange plumage under wings and a strong curved beak. A ‘cousin’ to the alpine parrot, kea.
Has a loud ‘scraak’ call and also some beautiful songs and whistles. The word kākā can mean ‘screech’ in Māori.