PHOTOS: Kakariki return to the Bay

One of New Zealand’s most striking birds — the kakariki, or red-crowned parakeet — is back in the Bay of Islands after an absence of more than 30 years. Forty colourful birds caught on Little Barrier were released on Moturua Island on Tuesday as part of Project Island Song. If they breed well in their new home they should soon start turning up in backyards all around the bay. Photos by Peter de Graaf.