Sparrman's parakeet or Kakariki

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The Sparrman's Parakeet or Red-fronted Kakariki (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) is the most common species of the genus.

It belongs to the family of Psittacidae.

The name of Sparrman commemorates the descriptor of the species, the Swedish naturalist Anders Sparrman (1748-1820).

In terms of its legal status, this bird is listed in Annex 2B to the Washington Convention.

This bird has mainly green plumage. The forehead is red. This coloration extends beyond the eyes in the form of a comma. Flight feathers are blue.

The male is slightly larger than the female and has a more massive beak.

This species measures between 27 and 29 cm in length and weighs between 43 and 113 g.

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