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Kea

Nestor notabilis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Alpine, South Island of New Zealand

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20 Comments

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 6 years ago

Congratulations marl.villemure!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

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

Yasser
Yasser 6 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
VivBraznell 6 years ago

Congratulations Marl! A beautiful series of images

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 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 6 years ago

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

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 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
alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Wonderful pictures!

JakelineBarros
JakelineBarros 6 years ago

This parrots are very smart!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

amazing birdy....

Welcome to Project marl.villemure
Amazing first spotting,congrats and thanks for sharing
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margaretgreen3
margaretgreen3 6 years ago

Nice pictures :)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

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

catgrin
catgrin 6 years ago

So great! Terrific shot!

Hannah F.
Hannah F. 6 years ago

WOW u are a great photographer that is an amazing picture

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 6 years ago

What a great image! Great spot, well done!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Very nice series

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Stunning series! Welcome to Project Noah marl.villemure.

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 6 years ago

Beautiful!

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

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

marl.villemure
Spotted by
marl.villemure

Canterbury, New Zealand

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

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