Kōrero: Birds of mountains and open country

Kea nest with eggs and a chick

Kea nest chambers are often at the end of a tunnel through rock debris or among tree roots. The chicks are very underdeveloped when they hatch, and need warmth and care as well as food. They stay in the nest for over three months.

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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/video/14007/kea-nest-with-eggs-and-a-chick (accessed 7 December 2019)

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