Kōrero: Birds of mountains and open country

Young kea

Young kea

Kea are very sociable, and groups of young birds playing are a common sight. Play is important for a species that learns from experience. For the first two or three years of life, kea have a yellow eye-ring and cere (fleshy patch above the bill).

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10031120
Photograph by Rod Morris

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christina Troup, 'Birds of mountains and open country - Kea – the mountain parrot', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14006/young-kea (accessed 18 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015