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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Strigopidae
Genus: Nestor
Species: N. notabilis
Binomial name
Nestor notabilis

The Kea (Nestor notabilis) is a large species of parrot found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand. It is mostly olive-green and has a large narrow curved grey-brown upper beak. The Kea is one of the few alpine parrots in the world.

Kea are known for their intelligence and curiosity, both vital to their survival in a harsh mountain environment.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Nestor notabilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012.