Many of New Zealand’s birds lack bright colours – probably to avoid being noticed by eagles and other predatory birds. But these two parrots, the kea (a mountain parrot, left) and the kākā, have bright splashes of yellow and red under their wings.
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Hand-coloured lithograph by John Gerrard Keulemans
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