New Zealand Kea is a large species of parrot, about 19" long, found in forested & alpine regions of the S Island of NZ. Kea are known for their intelligence & curiosity, both vital to their survival in a harsh mtn environment. Kea can solve logical puzzles, such as pushing & pulling things in a certain order to get to food, & will work together to achieve a certain objective
World's rarest bird pictures: A dance in search of a partner
Kakapo, large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand. Critically endangered, estimated 130 left. Has a highly developed sense of smell.
New Zealand Kaka, also known as Kākā, (Nestor meridionalis) - a New Zealand parrot endemic to the native forests of New Zealand. The New Zealand Kaka is considered vulnerable. It has greatly declined across its traditional range as a result of habitat loss; predation by introduced predators like rats, possums and stoats; and competition from wasps and bees for the honeydew excreted by scale insects.
Kokako fly into spotlight
Kokako expert David Bryden is hosting a two-hour walking tour in the ranges this Saturday, when he will explain recent kokako egg-swapping and restoration programmes.
Best talking parrot in the world! Clover knows 350+ words (with subtitles)
Clover, a Congo African Grey parrot shows off some of her 350 word vocabulary. This was Clover's winning entry in the "professional" division of the Kaytee International "Best Talking Parrot" competition in 2011. For ...
Kōkako is an endangered forest bird which is endemic to New Zealand. It is slate-grey with wattles & a black mask. It is one of three species of New Zealand Wattlebird, the other two being the near threatened Tieke (saddleback) & the extinct Huia. Also known as "NZ Crow " BUT it is not a crow at all.