The Kakariki

Otherwise known as The Red Crowned Parakeet (Cyanoramphus noveazelandiae) The name means ‘Little Parrot’

The Red Crowned parakeet is Native to New Zealand, they were once widespread across New Zealand but is now unfortunatly is extinct in most of the mainland.  Now the Kakiriki is only found on Stewart Island, Kermadec Islands and a range of other small, offshore islands.

The male Kakariki measures approx 27cm the female is slightly smaller in length and has a smaller beak.  The weigh of the male kakariki is around 60g with the females slightly lighter.  Their average lifespan is around 15-20 years.