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Kea, Rob Roy Glacier, Otago, NZ

Posted by
Nik (Bude, United Kingdom) on 5 March 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This was my first encounter with these hooligans, familiar to anybody who has been tramping in New Zealand. Whilst this one was distracting me posing for a photo two of its friends were in my rucksac. Keas are highly intelligent indigenous wild parrots well known for their teamwork, and for rifling through bags, pulling rubber trim off cars and generally making a nuisance of themselves.

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Lewis from Liwwadden, Netherlands

Ah, bless 'em ;)
nice photo's !

5 Mar 2012 11:40am

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful bird !!! Nice photo..

5 Mar 2012 7:49pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

magnifique le détail des plumes

5 Mar 2012 8:07pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!

5 Mar 2012 8:24pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Incredible shot. Wonderful bird.

6 Mar 2012 3:26am

Gabriela from Bucharest, Romania

Great shot!

6 Mar 2012 10:40pm