KAKAS

kaka

[kah-kuh]
noun
any of several New Zealand parrots of the genus Nestor, especially N. meridionalis, having chiefly greenish and olive-brown plumage.

Origin:
1765–75; < Maori kākā, perhaps akin to to screech

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kaka (ˈkɑːkə)
 
n
a New Zealand parrot, Nestor meridionalis, with a long compressed bill
 
[C18: from Māori, perhaps imitative of its call]

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