Katipo Project Survival Kit

Kea

The Kea is a highly animated alpine parrot. Full of personality, these large parrots have a thick green plumage. They also have a very strong beak and set of claws. Found generally in the shrub and tussock lands above the tree line in the South Island. The kea is highly intelligent, and not having any natural predators will approach humans in the high country quite readily. The kea may amuse you with his head bobbing dance and playful song and actions, but be aware that his buddies are probably trying to figure out how they are going to get at the lunch that is deep inside your backpack!

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