Watercolour Painting by Avril Jean - Kaka
Original watercolour bird study by Avril Jean.
Mounted and framed in a New Zealand made wood frame.
Frame size 40 x 39 cm
Mount outer size: 32.5 x 31.5 cm
Mount window size 18.5 x 16.5 cm
About the Kaka:
Generally heard before they are seen, kaka are large, forest-dwelling parrots that are found on all three main islands of New Zealand and on several offshore islands. Much reduced in range and abundance in the North and South islands due to forest clearance and predation by introduced mammals, kaka are most abundant on offshore islands that have no introduced mammals, or at least no stoats. They remain locally common at some sites on the main islands that are close to offshore island refuges, and have increased in abundance at others where mammalian pests have been controlled. Kaka can be found in a wide variety of native forest types including podocarp and beech forest. They are a common sight in Wellington city, having spread from Zealandia / Karori Sanctuary.