The Nestor meridionalis (scientific name) or kaka is a parrot found only in the forests of New Zealand. Measuring 18 inches in length, the kaka is similar in looks to the kea. It has a greyish-brown plumage, with the forehead being greyish-white, and the neck and belly being reddish. The underside of the wings has flashes of orange and scarlet. The feet and beak are also glossy brownish-black. The kaka has very primitive features, unlike those of its cousins. They are omnivorous, which eat fruits, seeds, berries, flowers, nectar, plants and invertebrates. A clutch has 2-4 eggs laid in the hollow of trees, incubated for 20 days. Its IUCN listing is ENDANGERED.

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