Friday, August 14, 2009

What is The Kea

Dubbed "the clown of the mountains," the Kea is an unusual species of parrot found on the South Island of New Zealand. Regarded as a pest by residents and an attraction by tourists, the Kea is known for its curious and playful character and can often be observed flying off with human possessions. About the size of a crow, the Kea is an omnivore that typically feeds on plants, insects, and other birds. Now uncommon, it was once killed for bounty due to its habit of preying on what large mammals

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