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New Zealand Kea

Nestor notabilis


We specifically came to this spot to find keas. One of our friends used to work in the cafe, so she encountered these alpine parrots on a daily basis. Spotted in the cafe car-park, jumping on various cars and leftover foods in the cafe area. :)


Colourful underwing area, dull green colour. Hops around. Endangered species in New Zealand!

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JN- 4 years ago
Nestor notabilis Kea | New Zealand Birds Online

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 4 years ago

PS - iconic first spotting... even has NZ in the name! :)

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Canterbury, New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 17, 2019
Submitted on Jan 17, 2019

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