#AtoZChallenge: Kaka – Did You Know…

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… That Kaka is not only a name of a Brazilian soccer player but a bird, native to New Zealand? The New Zealand Kaka, also known as Kākā, (Nestor meridionalis) is a large species of parrot found in native forests of New Zealand. Two subspecies are recognised. It is endangered and has disappeared from much of its former range.

The Kākā is a medium-sized parrot, measuring 45 cm (18 in) in length and weighing from 390 to 560 g (14 to 20 oz), with an average of 452 g (0.996 lb). It is closely related to the Kea. This group of parrots is unusual, retaining more primitive features lost in most other parrots, because it split off from the rest around 100 million years ago.

And this is where the Kaka can still be found (green):

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Inspired by the A-Z Challenge

 

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