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Nestor notabilis


The Kea, New Zealand's alpine parrot. An inquisitive bird that will pry anything it can off your car or other belongings. Commonly sighted in ski field car parks of the South Island. In this photo I'll add another photo soon but you can see another Kea in the background if you look closely. The one featured is investigating my camera.

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Max Gallagher
Max Gallagher 8 years ago

No worries forestdragon. I'm pleased that the system is regulated and enjoying the app.

Muckpuk 8 years ago

Hahha funny bird! Interesting picture!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Those perspectives sure are weird.. but interesting. :)

ForestDragon 8 years ago

Thank you for your response, and I do apologize on behalf of the Ranger Team. I have heard that these birds can be rather "cheeky"! The first image is as welcome here as any others (we don't reject images for limited ID functionality) I look forward to seeing more of your spottings. Thank you for being so understanding.

Max Gallagher
Max Gallagher 8 years ago

Hi there, this image is not photo-shopped at all.
It is a close up with and extremely wide angle lens. I understand that the image be rejected because it is limited in helping others identify this bird, however I believe it shows the character of the bird which other photos fail to produce.

ForestDragon 8 years ago

As stated in the FAQ, we cannot accept heavily photoshopped images. Please replace the photo with your original picture of the Kea. Thank you for your understanding.

ForestDragon 8 years ago

Hi gallagher1max, welcome to Project Noah! This is an unusual looking image. Can you give us a bit more information on it (description of the spotting, location where it was found, etc.)? This is a great place to share your photos of living organisms. We prefer that images are not altered much from their original states. Please take a few minutes to read through the FAQ page for general guidelines for posting and other info on the site:

I hope this helps and please feel free to ask questions if you have any.

Max Gallagher
Spotted by
Max Gallagher

Canterbury, New Zealand

Spotted on Jul 2, 2014
Submitted on Oct 25, 2014

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