mountain kaka
Kaka Ka"ka, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; -- so named from its note.] (Zo["o]l.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus {Nestor}, especially the {brown parrot} ({Nestor meridionalis}). [1913 Webster]

Note: The {mountain kaka}, or {kea} ({Nestor notabilis}), is remarkable for having recently acquired carnivorous habits. It attacks and kills lambs and pigs, sometimes doing great damage. [1913 Webster]

{Night kaka}. (Zo["o]l.) The kakapo. [1913 Webster]


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  • Kaka — Ka ka, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; so named from its note.] (Zo[ o]l.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus {Nestor}, especially the {brown parrot} ({Nestor meridionalis}). [1913 Webster] Note: The {mountain kaka}, or {kea} ({Nestor notabilis}), is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Night kaka — Kaka Ka ka, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; so named from its note.] (Zo[ o]l.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus {Nestor}, especially the {brown parrot} ({Nestor meridionalis}). [1913 Webster] Note: The {mountain kaka}, or {kea} ({Nestor notabilis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brown parrot — Kaka Ka ka, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; so named from its note.] (Zo[ o]l.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus {Nestor}, especially the {brown parrot} ({Nestor meridionalis}). [1913 Webster] Note: The {mountain kaka}, or {kea} ({Nestor notabilis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kea — Kaka Ka ka, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; so named from its note.] (Zo[ o]l.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus {Nestor}, especially the {brown parrot} ({Nestor meridionalis}). [1913 Webster] Note: The {mountain kaka}, or {kea} ({Nestor notabilis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nestor meridionalis — Kaka Ka ka, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; so named from its note.] (Zo[ o]l.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus {Nestor}, especially the {brown parrot} ({Nestor meridionalis}). [1913 Webster] Note: The {mountain kaka}, or {kea} ({Nestor notabilis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nestor notabilis — Kaka Ka ka, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; so named from its note.] (Zo[ o]l.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus {Nestor}, especially the {brown parrot} ({Nestor meridionalis}). [1913 Webster] Note: The {mountain kaka}, or {kea} ({Nestor notabilis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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