night kaka


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kaka \Ka"ka\, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; -- so named from its
   note.] (Zool.)
   A New Zealand parrot of the genus Nestor, especially the
   brown parrot (Nestor meridionalis).
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   Note: The mountain kaka, or kea (Nestor notabilis), is
         remarkable for having recently acquired carnivorous
         habits. It attacks and kills lambs and pigs, sometimes
         doing great damage.
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   Night kaka. (Zool.) The kakapo.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kakapo \Ka`ka*po"\, n. (Zool.)
   A singular nocturnal parrot (Strigops habroptilus), native
   of New Zealand. It lives in holes during the day, but is
   active at night. It resembles an owl in its colors and
   general appearance. It has large wings, but can fly only a
   short distance. Called also owl parrot, night parrot, and
   night kaka.
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