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Kea.NZ Alpine parrot. | by Bernard Spragg
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Kea.NZ Alpine parrot.

Population: 1000–5000

Threat status: At risk

Found in: Alpine environments of the South Island

Did you know: The world’s only alpine parrot, the kea is renowned for its intelligent and inquisitive nature. Kea nest on the ground, and monitoring indicates up to 60% of nests can be attacked by predators during breeding.

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Taken on August 12, 2007