The Kea (Nestor notabilis) is a large species of parrot found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand. It is mostly olive-green and has a large narrow curved grey-brown upper beak. The Kea is the only alpine parrot in the world.
Kea are known for their intelligence and curiosity, both needed for their survival in a harsh mountain environment.
Kea like playing with human objects. They like to tear the rubber off car windows and moving around traffic cones!
New Zealand band Fatcat & Fishface wrote a song about Kea in their album Birdbrain.
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