Kea are a unique, nationally endangered parrot species native to the Southern Alps of New Zealand. They are highly adaptive & are considered by scientists to be one of the most intelligent bird species in the world. The habitat of the kea extends from South Island beech forests to alpine meadows & mountain scree slopes. Kea are opportunistic feeders, living predominantly on the roots, seeds, & flowers of plants as well as other bird's chicks, insects & lizards, but will eat almost anything.

Kea are a unique, nationally endangered parrot species native to the Southern Alps of New Zealand. They are highly adaptive & are considered by scientists to be one of the most intelligent bird species in the world. The habitat of the kea extends from South Island beech forests to alpine meadows & mountain scree slopes. Kea are opportunistic feeders, living predominantly on the roots, seeds, & flowers of plants as well as other bird's chicks, insects & lizards, but will eat almost anything.

Kea alpine parrot, West Coast, New Zealand

Kea alpine parrot, West Coast, New Zealand

Kea (Nestor notabilis)  Well-known as highly intelligent and curious parrots, kea are quick to explore their environment, which may be an important behavioural trait in the harsh climate of New Zealand’s high country. The breeding season runs from July to January, and clutches of two to four eggs are laid in nests protected amongst the boulders. Males feed their mate whilst she incubates the eggs, which may take up to four weeks. Family groups remain together until the chicks reach sexual m

Kea (Nestor notabilis) Well-known as highly intelligent and curious parrots, kea are quick to explore their environment, which may be an important behavioural trait in the harsh climate of New Zealand’s high country. The breeding season runs from July to January, and clutches of two to four eggs are laid in nests protected amongst the boulders. Males feed their mate whilst she incubates the eggs, which may take up to four weeks. Family groups remain together until the chicks reach sexual m

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