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Smile I saw kaka in the wild!

The other day, I saw the most amazing thing.

I went to Mt Bruce to see the native birds, and it was awesome.

I was lucky enough to witness the kaka feeding (kaka are parrots native to NZ, about the size of a greater sulpher crested cockatoo http://www.nzbirds.com/birds/kaka.html)

I didn't get a photo of all of them, but there was at least 30 birds!

It was quite an amazing sight, and you could get so close to them.

Mt Bruce is a must if you are ever in NZ around the wairarapa area.





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oooh I always thought they were greener. Maybe I'm getting confused with the kakapo. *hehe, Sirroco*
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oooh I always thought they were greener. Maybe I'm getting confused with the kakapo. *hehe, Sirroco*
Maybe you are thinking of keas? They are greener.

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Oh Ella, to see so many of them in the wild would be amazing. They are quite rare. And such beautiful big birds. You are very lucky.
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Oh, how gorgeous, Ella! One of the many reasons I would love to live in NZ!



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Very interesting looking bird and what a thrill to see it in person.
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Thats so cool Ella!
I've never heard of them..


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It was a really awesome thing to see!

They are such cool parrots, I got really close to them!

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