Open Wide say Ahh!!! Kea - The Remarkable's  - Queenstown - New Zealand  by AndreaEL

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While taking school kids on a ski trip I was delighted to find several Keas hanging around in the car park. They are truly magnificent birds, and wonderful to observe in the wild.
Human development in the alpine zone has reduced the sources of natural foods availalbe to kea. No wonder they find our fat-laden human foods so inviting! However, human foods encourage kea to come into closer contact with humans, often resulting in mischievous behaviour. Feeding young kea also discourages them from looking for and learning about natural foods, and it can make them dependent on human scraps. Kea, like many other native birds, have suffered from predation by cats, stoats, ferrets and possums. Keas are particularly vulnerable to predation because they nest in holes in the ground that are easy to find and easy to get in to.
Location Taken: Queenstown – Southland, New Zealand. Panasonic Lumix Camera Model DMC-FZ35 27 Aug 2010





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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • rasim1
    rasim1about 4 years ago

    What a timing to capture!

  • Thank you for your comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 4 years ago

    You did a wonderful job. These feathers are amazing……and it looks like he is either bored or complaining….great shot. Di

  • Thank you Di, he was yelling at another Kea, I appreciate the compliment.

    – AndreaEL

  • Ann  Van Breemen
    Ann Van Breemenabout 4 years ago

    A remarkable closeup of this beautiful bird.:)

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettabout 4 years ago

    Andrea what a wonderful photo. What a wonderful looking bird. He is adorable and you managed to get a great catch. Great job. Brenda

  • Rose Gallik
    Rose Gallikabout 4 years ago

    LOL! I so love this capture!! I wonder why it would put it eggs in the ground when they have wings – I know other birds do too, just confuses me.

  • Thanks Rose, I also get confused with why nature does certain things, but they do. New Zealand had no predictors as such till humans introduced them, so I guess they were safe before then.

    – AndreaEL

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariabout 4 years ago

    Oh he’s just beautiful Andrea. I love the expression you caught. I do hope man wises up and stops destroying our wildlife’s natural habitats before we just continue to lose more and more species. Beautiful capture Andrea. Kathy :)

  • Thank you Kathy, for your comments and compliments. I agree, man has a lot to answer for when it comes to creatures in the wild.

    – AndreaEL

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • joycee
    joyceeabout 4 years ago

    Great capture Andrea!

  • Thanks Joyce for your comment.

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 4 years ago
    Ah, the colour one of the b & w. Equally as effective Andrea.
  • Thank you Roy, I had an awesome time with the Kea’s.

    – AndreaEL

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    August 31, 2010

  • Thank you so much Teresa, I am honored and appreciate the feature very much.

    – AndreaEL

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