Red-crowned Parakeet

About the Red-crowned Parakeet

Also known as: Rose-fronted Parakeet, Red-fronted Parakeet, kākāriki
The Red-crowned Parakeet is a small species of parrot native to New Zealand. It is also known as the Rose-fronted Parakeet, Red-fronted Parakeet, or by its Māori name: kākāriki.

Red-crowned Parakeets can be recognized by their bright green body plumage, pale beaks, blue outerwing feathers (visible during flight) and bright red feathers at the crown, forehead, and eye-stripe. Females are similar but have yellow at the underwing.

Red-crowned Parakeets were formerly abundant, distributed across both of New Zealand's largest islands. Predation by non-native species threatened the population, which has since stabilized though numbers are still below their historical population.

Red-crowned Parakeets are relatively popular in aviculture. In the pet trade they are commonly called Red-fronted Parakeets.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 03 April 2019
Scientific Name
Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittaculidae
  • Cyanoramphus
  • C. novaezelandiae
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Units: Imperial / Metric
8.3 to 9.1 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 赤额鹦哥
Dutch (Nederlands) Roodkruinparkiet
Finnish (Suomi) ruususuomuaratti
French (Français) Conure rougissante
German (Deutsch) Rotscheitelsittich
Italian (Italiano) Parrocchetto capirosso
Japanese (日本語) ペルーウロコインコ [peruurokoinko]
Norwegian (Norsk) Rødhodeparakitt
Polish (Polski) rudosterka różowogłowa
Portuguese (Português) Tiriba-de-cabeça-vermelha
Russian (русский язык) Красно-Коронованный краснохвостый попугай
Spanish (Español) Cotorra frentirrosa
Swedish (Svenska) rosenpannad parakit
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