As we take this picture of the Kaka Bird at the Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre on the North Island of New Zealand, the bird pays close attention to the events going on around him. The Kaka Bird is on the endangered species list and the people that work at the Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Center are doing everything possible to make sure the Kaka can be saved.
The National Wildlife Center in New Zealand is a captive breeding establishment and various birds like the Kaka are slowly being reintroduced to their natural environment.
There are two subspecies of the Kaka Bird, one type living on the North Island of New Zealand and the other on the South Island. A medium sized parrot that grows to weigh about 550 grams with a mixture of red and grey plumage. A long curved beak, loud whistling calls and distinctive colors make this bird very distinguishable from other species of parrots.
The Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Center is a unique place to visit while in Wairarapa, New Zealand and gives you the opportunity to snap a picture of some rare species of birds like the Kaka. An evening visit is more exhilarating as you can listen to the extraordinary calls of the forest life.
Kaka bird, Nestor meridionalis, at the Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, State Highway 2, Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 400mm.
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