Entries in Nestor meridionalis - Kaka (28)
A male North Island kaka, left unable to fly after being shot through the wing, has made it through surgery.
Beak and feather disease was found in kakariki parrots in 2008 and this year has turned up in the South Island for the first time.
The virus seemed to be confined to introduced parrots until it appeared four years ago in the Hauraki Gulf.
In January, it appeared in Fiordland in a second species of kakariki, which is also known as the New Zealand parakeet.
A young kākā chick runt at ZEALANDIA - once presumed so close to death his nest-minders had a body bag ready for him - has delighted conservationists at the ecosanctuary by hanging on to life - with some sisterly help from his nestmates!
Auckland - Follow the progress of the entertaining kaka by checking out the new Facebook page of KakaWatchNZ.
Nor-west residents can help the large parrot by planting puriri trees in frost-free areas for a year-round food supply and for cavity nest holes in the future. Other native flowering or fruiting trees are also good food sources.