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Nestor notabilis


New Zealand Parrot. Found in alpine habitats in the South Island of New Zealand. Green in color with beautiful orange-red and green-blue colored wings when open. Around 30 cm high. Really cheeky.


Alpine, South Island of New Zealand

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Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 8 years ago

Congratulations marl.villemure!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Congratulations marl.villemure. It really is amazing to see parrots with a mountainous backdrop like that.

Yasser 8 years ago

Congrats! This fantastic series has been selected as our Rangers' Spotting of the Week! Thanks for sharing some great photos and giving us a better view of these wonderful and cheeky parrots. Congrats again!

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VivBraznell 8 years ago

Congratulations Marl! A beautiful series of images

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Sheep killers... magnificent parrots!
Great series. Great spotting.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Great photos ! I do love the first photo showing off the beautiful plumage. Can almost feel the crisp air. thanks for sharing this and the information.

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Wonderful pictures!

JakelineBarros 8 years ago

This parrots are very smart!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

amazing birdy....

Welcome to Project marl.villemure
Amazing first spotting,congrats and thanks for sharing
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margaretgreen3 8 years ago

Nice pictures :)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

This is off the hook. Keas are amazing animals. I think well done sir.

catgrin 8 years ago

So great! Terrific shot!

Hannah F.
Hannah F. 8 years ago

WOW u are a great photographer that is an amazing picture

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

What a great image! Great spot, well done!

LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Very nice series

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Stunning series! Welcome to Project Noah marl.villemure.

duttagupta35504 8 years ago


James McNair
James McNair 8 years ago

Great shots, so plain from the front with beautiful back and wings!

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Canterbury, New Zealand

Spotted on Nov 11, 2011
Submitted on Oct 26, 2014

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