Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kea, kea, keaaaa

For those coming to NZ, this is how friendly the locals can get.

The picture comes from the Herald the other morning, published as one of the entries in the summer photo competition.

The bird is a kea, Nestor Notabilis. The one in the picture is just a youngster, one of this year's offspring. The adult bird is quite a bit bigger, and not something one would want on the other end of your hand. They are reknowned for stripping rubber sealing strip from car windows, bending car aerials, and (most unjustly) killing sheep.

1 comment:

Eugene Tan said...

Do they shit all over cars too?