Meet Kea, A Unique Alpine Parrot With Olive-Green Edges And Black, Orange, Yellow Feathers Hidden Under Its Wings

When it comes to distinctive birds, the kea is definitely worth mentioning. The alpine parrots were born with stunning plumage. Olive-emerald edges coming along with bright orange, barred yellow, and black feathers hidden under their wings. When these creatures stretch out their wings, they look so gorgeous.

Interestingly, their orange feathers can’t be seen by the human eye. They found in the UV spectrum and are visible to other birds and insects.

The name, Kea, refers to their loud high-pitched call. Keee-aaa!

The female and male Kea are a bit different. The females are smaller and have shorter beaks.

This species is smart and fun-loving birds. Research shows that a kea bird is as wise as a four-year-old child.

This bird species is also known for its curiosity. They are good at solving puzzles.

Kea birds are native to the Southern Island of New Zealand. Sometimes, they can be found in coastal regions.

Their diet includes plants and animals (bugs and larvae from the ground). They also eat other animals such as baby shearwater birds, scavenge deer, and sheep carcasses.

During the breeding season, female birds lay their eggs on the ground and in crevices in their native forest. The males help females feed the chicks.

H/T: KingdomsTV

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