Kōrero: Birds of mountains and open country

Kea eating carrion

Kea eating carrion

Kea survive mainly on plant foods, but they are quick to make use of more sustaining animal fat, flesh and bone marrow when available. This deer’s foot is an opportunity for some extra nourishment.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10041886
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/14025/kea-eating-carrion (accessed 24 May 2024)

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