This large New Zealand parrot has a reputation for solving problems - like how to get into your back pack. They arrive out of the bush and start working on the zips. It is amazing to watch how fast they can get them open and grab what's inside.
The North Island Kaka is approx 45cm long (almost 18in) and weighs about 475g. Their South Island cousin is a bit bigger.
They eat berries, seeds, nectar, grubs and tourists belongings. A very resourceful bird.
They are very entertaining to watch and are not afraid to land on hats, bags or shoulders.
The Kaka's are doing well on Kapiti Island as it is a nature reserve and all predators have been removed.
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