3 Aug 2018

Critter of the Week

From Afternoons, 3:28 pm on 3 August 2018

Today’s critter is definitely one of our ‘cuter’ ones, but with an interestingly gross habit. Antipodes Island Parakeet is known to prey on seabirds and scavenge carcasses on the remote Subantarctic Antipodes Island. 

Instead of living in trees, these birds nest underground and hop amongst the windswept tussocks of Antipodes Island. 

Antipodes Island Parakeet

Antipodes Island Parakeet Photo: Tui de Roy