The red-crowned parakeet or red-fronted parakeet , also widely known by its Māori name of kākāriki, is a small parrot from New Zealand. It is characterised by its bright green plumage and the red pattern on its head. This versatile bird can feed on a variety food items and can be found in many habitat types. It is classified as near threatened as invasive predators have pushed it out of its historical range. This species that used to occupy the whole country is now confined to only a few areas on the mainland and some offshore islands.