Red-crowned parakeet (668/2613)

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Red-crowned parakeet feeding on the seeds of New Zealand flax. This wild bird has a band (more often called a ring overseas) on it's leg, showing it has been captured in the past for research into population dynamics.

Scientific name
Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae
Common names
red-crowned parakeet, red-crowned kakariki, red-headed parakeet, kakariki, kaka-wairiki, kawariki, porete, powhaitere
Little Barrier Island, New Zealand
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