Kea - New Zealand's smart and playful bird
Kea parrot, Nestor notabilis, in flight, Fiordland, South Island, New Zealand
Kea - Nestor notabilis - is found only in the South Island of New Zealand, most of them living on the western side of the Southern Alps, and is the only Alpine parrot in the world!.
The kea is an extraordinary parrot that makes its home in snow-clad mountains – a parrot habitat that is unique.
Kea are known for their intelligence and curiosity, both vital to their survival in a harsh mountain environment.
Kea can solve logical puzzles, such as pushing and pulling things in a certain order to get to food, and will work together to achieve a certain objective.
kea is a smart and playful bird, he enjoy playing, everything arousing
their interest is examined very closely and romping around in the snow
is one of their favourites while they move with clownish clumsiness
and communicate using all kinds of sounds.
Their best-known call, which also gave them their name, is a squawking "keeaah" while flying.