Kōrero: Small forest birds

Antipodes Island parakeet

Antipodes Island parakeet

These parakeets have evolved in isolation on remote, subantarctic Antipodes Island. They have adapted to living in a treeless, windswept environment with tussock and other low vegetation. They are green with aqua-blue outer wing feathers, and have a broader bill than the other New Zealand parakeets. They burrow under tussocks to make their nests.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10057369
Photograph by Tui De Roy

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christina Troup, 'Small forest birds - Parakeets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12504/antipodes-island-parakeet (accessed 6 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015