Funny Kea Bird is Super Cute

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The Cute Kea or Mountain Parrot is a roughly 45-inch-long bird art from the genus of the Nestor parrots. The Cute Kea is relatively inconspicuously colored with mainly olive green plumage; the under wing-coverts and the back are colored orange. He has a pretty slender, hooked beak. The Cute Kea lives in the mountains of the South Island of New Zealand, the New Zealand Alps. In the winter months, when in the mountains, the food is scarce, it drives the birds to the lowlands. He is one of the few parrots that outside the tropics can live and even in the snow. In addition to seeds, fruits, buds, tubers and roots of plants he also eats insects and on occasion even carrion. In New Zealand farmers he came into disrepute and was persecuted by them because he dead sheep pitting. Keas were also being watched as they live sheep tore the skin and fat from the kidney area ate what quickly the reputation of a “sheep killer” earned them. The Cute Kea is one of the night-active birds. Cute Kea is considered particularly curious and playful. The “Inspect” items that were left brought by tourists and are unguarded, are often not accompanied without damage. Parked cars are particularly affected. Here sealing rubbers are processed on doors and windows and the paint with the powerful beaks among other often. Especially young animals find it great favor.

Keas are considered very intelligent birds. You are able to use tools, their own to recognize mirror image and have a very good technical understanding. The opening closed backpacks and garbage cans succeed easily. The Cute Kea is gregarious, bold and curious, gather in groups of five to fifteen individuals. It has a powerful acrobatic flight, and play while flying.

Keas carry a primarily herbivorous diet consisting of berries and buds, but also eat insects, nectar and eggs. They have also learned to feed in landfills and carrion. They developed a bad reputation as murderers of sheep, but even feed on dead sheep, or they can kill anyone sick, there are very few cases of attacks on healthy sheep. Halfway through the 20th century, the Cute Kea was virtually wiped out. 1970 to more than 150,000 birds were shot according to a bonus system in total. In 1971, the Cute Kea was partially protected, and in 1986 he was declared fully protected species.

Breeding throughout the year, except in autumn Keas were observed. The main breeding season lasts from July to them in January. They nest in burrows under rocks or among tree roots. The Cute Kea two to four lay eggs and incubating the eggs for three to four weeks. These parrots are highly social, living in family groups. Cute Kea is a bird very inquisitive. He looks for sheep herders huts or cottages for tourists, where you can make a mess, because searching for something to eat or play, everything spreads and bow. For this reason, they are a nightmare for people who live in the area.

Cute Kea are able to peck wounds thanks to the strong claws and powerful beak, used in climbing on the bark of trees. This is a modern example of pre-adaptation, when already formed devices take on new responsibilities. Compared with significant mortality in sheep herds, which happens in the winter, the death themselves from attack Cute Kea is quite insignificant percentage. However, Cute Kea was called killer sheep and mercilessly wiped out. In just 8 years old were killed 29,000 birds, and for the past 130 years – more than 150,000.

The Cute Kea birds are mainly terrestrial, have a very playful and often entertain the audience with their acrobatic jumps and their funny side to even move forward. It is easy to see the Cute Kea in flocks compostai more than ten units, and during the breeding season, young people may gather in groups that exceed the hundreds. The Cute Kea diet consists of leaves, buds, insects and carrion. The Cute Kea need to accumulate fat to withstand the harsh alpine climate and have been seen wandering among colonies of nice curves and plunder their nests of eggs and chicks. According to some legends, the Cute Kea would be able to push the sheep to jump from the cliffs, to feed on the fat of the liver of sheep.

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Funny Kea Bird is Super Cute