Unlike most parrots, the kea (Nestor notabilis) is adapted to a non-tropical mountain climate and will eat nearly anything edible. Famous for its curiosity and playfulness, the kea has been known to cause quite a bit of damage to the sealing around car windows and windshield wipers with its long, sharp beak.
- Where to see them: New Zealand
- Lifespan: More than 20 yrs
- Length: 1.6 ft
- Habitat: Mountain forest
- Diet: Plants, animals, and carrion
- Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Vulnerable)