A pair of keas squabble playfully

New Zealand parrots

New Zealand parrots are the kakapo, the kea and the one surviving species of kaka. They are all threatened by both habitat loss and predation by introduced species such as rats, possums and stoats.

Scientific name: Nestoridae

Rank: Family


Map showing the distribution of the New Zealand parrots taxa

The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

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