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

New Zealand Kea by Ed Janwattana. The Kea is a large species of parrot, about long, found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island Island of New Zealand.

(flax) Feasting in nectar the Tui. Birds of New Zealand.

Tui bird, New Zealand.The tui is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand. It is one of the largest members of the diverse honeyeater family. The name tui is from the Maori language name tūī and is the species' formal common name.

Silver Fern - under side, NZ.

Underside of Silver Fern ponga. This unique New Zealand fern became an icon on NZ butter, cheese, tobacco and the railcar on the Main Trunk Line between Auckland and Wellington. NZ was once known as Fernland.

Fuchsia procumbens “Creeping Fuchsia”

Fuchsia procumbens “Creeping Fuchsia” ~ I call it the birthday cake flower

Tui... Tree fuchsia (Fuchsia excorticata) flowers are a much sought-after food source for a number of native bird species, in particular Bellbirds, Tui and Silver-eyes. The Tui is a protected bird in NZ AndreaEL Photography NZ

Tree fuchsia (Fuchsia excorticata) flowers are a much sought-after food source for a number of native bird species, in particular Bellbirds, Tui and Silver-eyes. The Tui is a protected bird in NZ AndreaEL Photography NZ

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