QUIRKY CHAR­AC­TER

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KAKABEAK (‘kowhaingutu-kaka’) is an en­dan­gered NZ shrub whose flowers are shaped like a kaka’s beak. The kaka is one of our colour­ful na­tive par­rots. It uses its strong beak to dig bee­tle grubs from wood and seeds from kauri cones. It also eats berries, flowers, in­sects and nec­tar.

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