Strigopidae – New Zealand Parrots

Kea Nestor notabilis ©Christian Mehlführer (Creative Commons) Website

According to the IOC there are just three species of New Zealand Parrots, which are:

Kakapo Strigops habroptila

Kea Nestor notabilis
New Zealand Kakak Nestor meridionalis

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  • Kakapo Strigops habroptila

    BirdLife Species Account
  • Kakapo Strigops habroptila

    HBW Species Account
    Taxonomy: Strigops habroptilus G. R. Gray, 1845, Dusky Sound, South Island, New Zealand. Monotypic.
  • Kakapo Strigops habroptila

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  • Kakapo Strigops habroptila

    Species Account
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  • Kakapo Strigops habroptila

    Species Account
    The kakapo (Māori: kākāpō or night parrot), Strigops habroptilus (Gray, 1845), also called owl parrot, is a species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea endemic to New Zealand.
  • Kea Nestor notabilis

    Species Account
    he kea (/ˈkiː.ə/; Māori: [kɛ.a]; Nestor notabilis) is a large species of parrot of the family Strigopidae found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand.
  • Kea Nestor notabilis

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  • Kea Nestor notabilis

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  • Kea Nestor notabilis

    HBW Species Account
    Taxonomy: Nestor notabilis Gould, 1856, South Island, New Zealand. Monotypic.
  • Kea Nestor notabilis

    Species Account
    The kea is an unusual parrot. It is the only truly alpine parrot in the world, and gained early notoriety among settler farmers for attacks on their sheep. Innately curious, kea are attracted to people wherever they enter its mountain domain, and are a feature at South Island ski-fields and mountain huts. Their attraction to people and their paraphernalia is a two-edged sword, providing both new threats and new opportunities.
  • Kea Nestor notabilis

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  • New Zealand Kakak Nestor meridionalis

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  • New Zealand Kakak Nestor meridionalis

    Species Account
    Generally heard before they are seen, kaka are large, forest-dwelling parrots that are found on all three main islands of New Zealand and on several offshore islands.
  • New Zealand Kakak Nestor meridionalis

    HBW Species Account
    Taxonomy: Psittacus meridionalis J. F. Gmelin, 1788, Dusky Sound, South Island, New Zealand. Probably closest to †N. productus, formerly of Norfolk I and nearby Phillip I (became extinct in mid-19th century). Two subspecies recognized.
  • New Zealand Kakak Nestor meridionalis

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  • New Zealand Kakak Nestor meridionalis

    Species Account
    Sound archive and distribution map.
  • New Zealand Kakak Nestor meridionalis

    Species Account
    The New Zealand kaka, also known as kākā, (Nestor meridionalis) is a large species of parrot of the family Strigopidae found in native forests of New Zealand. Two subspecies are recognised. It is endangered and has disappeared from much of its former range.

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