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On Thu, 2 Feb 2006 20:09:10 -0600, Dora Smith wrote
> How big are these parrots?!!!
KEA (Nestor notabilis)
Range: South Island high country from Marlborough and Nelson to Fiordland.
Straying to coastal areas.
Habitat: Native forest and the sub-alpine and alpine zones.
Food: Leaves, buds, fruits, insects and carrion.
Voice: A penetrating and drawn out ?keaa? and a variety of softer calls.
Breeding: July-January. Two to four white eggs.
General: Has been persecuted as a sheep killer but there is some doubt as to
the extent it attacks healthy animals. A very cheeky bird, this mountain
parrot is quite capable of doing damage to your car by pecking all the rubber
from around the windows and pulling off windscreen wipers?not to mention what
it might do to what you have on your roof rack!
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