The New Zealand Kaka was described by German naturalist Johann Friedrich Gmelin in 1788. There are two subspecies, the North Island Kākā, Nestor meridionalis septentrionalis, and the South Island Kākā, N. m. meridionalis. The name Kākā is a Māori language word meaning parrot.

The Kaka is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

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Kaka is the complete package. His vision of the game is unparalleled and his shooting ability strikes fear into opponents. No one in Europe can control the tempo like the Brazilian. He is a consistent assist-man who concludes every season with more than a handful of goals. Kaka’s leadership skills allow him to shoulder any responsibilities that may arise. He’s a man whose football career has been based on his quiet, out-of-the-spotlight life and strong religious convictions. More

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Kaka (born Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite) is a Brazilian soccer player. At the age of eight, he began his career with Sao Paulo, which led to his contract signing when he was 15. Though at 18 Kaka suffered a career threatening spinal fracture in a swimming accident, he made a full recovery and was picked up by AC Milan in 2003 for 8.5 million Euros. More

To me, Kaka is the best player in the world, because he is the most complete player. I see him a notch above Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo," said Pel More

I would want Kaka of course. I wouldn't take gerrard if he was a free transfer; we already have Lampard who plays the same role about a thousand times better, but Kaka would be the playmaker and our creative spark. More

Instead, Kaka headed to Real Madrid in a Full Article at the real footie analyst 2. SoccerWay logo Ancelotti wants Kaka - News of the World 13 hours ago Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is keen to sign Real Madrid playmaker Kaka, according to News of the World. More

manager Sir Alex Ferguson declared that Kaka was one of the two best players in the world, alongside his charge Cristiano Ronaldo. The previous month, a panel of experts set up by Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport proclaimed Kaká as the world's best footballer. Shevchenko also included his endorsement, while suggesting that Kaká deserved to win the Ballon D'Or. Kaká added the Champions League title to his trophy case for the first time when Milan defeated Liverpool F.C. 2-1 in Athens on May 23, 2007. More

Kaka was born to Simone Cristina dos Santos Leite and Bosco Izecson Pereira Leite. He has a younger brother, Rodrigo (known as Digao), who has followed in Kaka's footsteps by playing football in Italy. In September 2000, at the age of 18, Kaka suffered a career-threatening and possibly paralysis-inducing spine fracture as a result of a swimming pool accident, but remarkably made a full recovery. More

Kaka has been blessed with all the tall, dark and handsome that makes Brazilian men some of the most sought after in the world. But despite his position as one of the hunkiest and richest athletes in the world, Kaka is happily married to his stunning childhood sweetheart Caroline Celico, whom he married when she was just 18 years old. More

Home » Tags » KakaRelaunch of Kaka welcome news for Real and Brazil In Spain, injured players are said to be "in dry dock" and the relaunch of Kaka after six weeks on the sidelines is welcome news both for Real Madrid`s La Liga title bid and Brazil`s World Cup hopes. Seven cat species found in Assam A photographer have captured on camera seven cat species in Jeypore-Dehing lowland rain forest in Assam. More

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Posted in AC Milan, Kaka Rumours by admin on July 10th, 2008 No Comments Kaka who has been linked with almost all the biggest clubs in the world, has attracted the attention of Chelsea. It has been reported that Chelsea has made a “really big offer” to Milan for the player. Milan has issued a hands-off apparently, stating the desire of Kaka and the Italian titans is for Kaka to remain at the club. Once again, Kaka shows his loyalty to Milan. More

Kaka says preparation will be key for Brazil Syracuse2009-12-27 (AP) - SAO PAULO - Kaka says Brazil will have to be extra focused during its preparation for the 2010 World Cup if it wants to have a shot at winning its sixth world title next year in South Africa. The Real Madrid playmaker said Brazil needs to take advantage of the practice time it will have just before football's biggest showcase gets under way next June. More

April 25, 2010 Real Madrid star Kaka believes his late match-winner against Real Zaragoza was the perfect response to the criticism that has been levelled at him. VictorCarretero/GettyImages Kaka celebrates his vital comeback goal • Kaka returned from a six-week injury lay-off for the trip to La Romareda and ended up being his side's hero as he climbed off the bench to fire home the... More

Kaka was the 2007 FIFA world player of the year.Kaka was the 2007 FIFA world player of the year. (Marcello Paternostro/AFP/Getty Images) Brazil midfielder Kaka finalized his move to Real Madrid on Monday, ushering in a new phase of his career in Spain. "Now the soap opera is over," said Kaka, decked out in a yellow Brazilian national term jersey after a practice session ahead of Wednesday's Brazil-Paraguay qualifier in the northeastern coastal city of Recife. More

Kaka and David Beckham in action during Milan's clash with Fiorentina. Time to go? ... Kaka and David Beckham in action during Milan's clash with Fiorentina. More

Kaka moves to Real Madrid for $100M = * Story Highlights * NEW: Kaka signs deal with Real Madrid, Spanish club announces * Transfer from A.C. More

Kaka ushers in latest Real Madrid galactico era = Source: Agencies | 2009-7-1 | ONLINE EDITION - Real Madrid new player Kaka from Brazil shows his new jersey during his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid yesterday. More

Kaka, 27, has not found his best form since joining Real from AC Milan in July and has scored just one goal in La Liga. » * Add new comment * Read more Brazilian team has more reason to be hungry for World Cup success: Kaka - Submitted by Sukhdeep Grewal on Fri, 11/13/2009 - 06:56. More

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Kaka had performed well in the first half, dribbling past players and connecting nicely with team-mates but in the second half, he was dull and inept, some would even classify it as 'miserable'. The Brazilian playmaker had struggled with modest form and injuries for quite some time and there were whispers in certain quarters that the €66 million signing was a flop, that president Florentino Perez had made a mistake in signing him. More

their websites that Brazilian International Kaka is a Real Madrid player after the clubs agreed on a 56 Million Pound Transfer Fee and a reported 200,000 Pound per week salary in which the 24% tax will be paid by the club. Check the Video of Kaka’s Interview after the Jump….. Via DailyMail Real doctor Juan Carlos Hernandez put Kaka through three hours of tests yesterday at a clinic close to the Brazil team’s hotel in Recife. More

* Kaka is a Brazilian attacking midfielder who plays at AC Milan in Italy * At the age of 18 Kaka broke a vertebra in a swimming pool accident * He was named FIFA World Player of the Year for 2007 * Next Article in World Sport » By Mike Steere For CNN Decrease font Decrease font Enlarge font More

Goal By Kaka to give AC Milan 2 lead over Inter Milan. May 4 2008 ... Other * * 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 A nice chip from the other player and Kaka blast one in... More

Kaka's prolonged injury has created speculation in the Spanish press that the Brazilian is reserving himself for the World Cup this summer. He has not played since being substituted in Madrid's Champions League loss to Lyon in mid-March. ROBINHO DEFENDS KAKA DISPLAY Santos striker Robinho has jumped to Kaka's defence as he attacks Real Madrid for "blaming the foreigners" after they crashed out of the Champions League. More

Picture of Nestor meridionalis above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Nestor
Species : meridionalis
Authority : (Gmelin, 1788)