Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:26 am Post subject: Belmont Hills, Lower Hutt, Wellington
Yesterday, I saw what I believe to be a Kakariki in my garden in Belmont. It was mostly bright green with a red top, and slightly yellow breast. We also have Rosellas, but it was definitely not a Rosella, it looked slightly bigger and what drew me to look for it was the different call. The WRC have been doing intensive pest baiting in the surrounding area for a number of years in Speedy's Creek and in Park Road Reserve. I live between those two areas. I'll keep a lookout for it and keep my camera on hand and see if I can get a picture to post.
Thankyou for the sighting
The "slightly yellow breast" brings into question being a kakariki thu
If/when you see it again, try to hear its call, very distinct, nothing like anything you would have heard before...and the red 'lone ranger 'Zorro' over the eyes. _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
Thanks Steptoe. That was our third sighting of the elusive bird. Twice we've seen it resting under the dark canopy of a huge Karaka Berry, but by the time we got the binoculars it was gone. From underneath it just looked green, but the light was difficult against the tree canopy.
This time it was flying across the lawn and landed on the top of a large tree, it was in the sunlight and I could see the red on top. Do you know of any sound recordings of Kakarikis call on the net? So I know what to listen out for.
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