Story: Birds of mountains and open country

Kea investigating a pack (1st of 2)

Kea investigating a pack

Kea are quick to investigate trampers’ and climbers’ equipment, whether in search of food or just for entertainment. Packs, boots or coats left outside a hut risk being torn to shreds.

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Christina Troup, 'Birds of mountains and open country - Kea and people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015