Proflie of a Kea! - Remarkables - Queenstown - New Zealand

AndreaEL

Gore, New Zealand

Artist's Description

Kea are either loved for their elaborate antics or disliked for the damage they can do. Pranks include sliding down hut roofs before dawn, knocking over a ski to ride downhill, or stealing metal objects such as nails – which the birds leave in a hiding place, sorted by size. They can solve complex intelligence tests.
Kea investigate anything and everything with their immensely strong beaks, tongues, and hand-like claws. They work out how to open all sorts of containers, particularly rubbish bins, in search of titbits. In mountain huts and villages it is a challenge to devise a kea-proof container. Residents who leave doors open may return to find upholstery!
Location Taken: Queenstown – Southland, New Zealand.
Panasonic Lumix Camera Model DMC-FZ35 August 2010

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