New Zealand Kaka aka Kākā (Nestor meridionalis)
… a New Zealand parrot endemic to the native forests of New Zealand. The New Zealand Kaka is a medium sized parrot, around 45 cm (18 in) in length and weighing about 550 g, and is closely related to the Kea, but has darker plumage and is more arboreal. Kaka are mainly arboreal and occupy mid to high canopy. Often seen flying across valleys or calling from the top of emergent trees. They are very gregarious and move in large flocks often containing Kea where present.
The New Zealand Kaka feeds on fruits, berries, seeds, flowers, buds, nectar, sap and invertebrates. It uses its strong beak to shred the cones of the kauri tree to obtain the seeds. It has a brush tongue with which it feeds on nectar, and it uses its strong beak to dig out the grubs of the Huhu beetle…
(read more: Wikipedia) (photo by: Small)