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Kea ( nesto notabilis )

The only alpine parrot in the world is very inquisitive and playful.
However , while they are a great attraction, their curiosity leads them to damage cars and campsites left unattended !
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Apr 17 2013 22:18 GMT junne PRO
looks like he fell in love with his own image :-)))
Apr 17 2013 23:01 GMT fhelsing PRO
This is a great entry!
Apr 18 2013 00:19 GMT Myshots
Great shot!
Apr 18 2013 01:07 GMT pauli3522
i see..great captureeeeeeeeeeeee
Apr 18 2013 01:36 GMT potterjo
Saw a film about them once, they can strip a car in no time. Great capture for the entry.
Apr 18 2013 04:43 GMT Annamaria
Nice find, Marg!! Better watch your things...;-)
Apr 18 2013 07:35 GMT hallo
Well spotted..
Apr 18 2013 07:36 GMT sheasoru68
Beautiful looking bird,...and why not give yourself a kiss,..if no one else will?..:-)
Apr 18 2013 08:12 GMT wijnie58
Wonderful picture of this bird, Margaret..:-))
Apr 18 2013 08:13 GMT bandsix
A lovely entry...those feathers are beautiful in original size:)
Apr 18 2013 08:25 GMT hans55 PRO
very cute reflections picture !!
Apr 18 2013 09:20 GMT superJoan
He is falling in Love !!!! Just like Narcissus who fell in love with himself. Nemesis, the goddess of revenge lured Narcissus to a pool where he saw his own reflection. He didn't realize it was only an image and fell in love with it. He eventually realised that his love could not be addressed and died.. Hope this didn't happen to your Kea.
Apr 18 2013 09:47 GMT skyball
Thats a lovely catch Marg!!..shame about its bad habits!!:-))
Apr 18 2013 10:05 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Joan ... that is an interesting legend . I wondered if Mr Kea is sharpening his beak ready to demolish something ?
Apr 18 2013 10:09 GMT MargNZ
With that sharp beak it is probably a good idea Joe ... thanks for your comment :)
Apr 18 2013 10:09 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Wijnie :)
Apr 18 2013 10:09 GMT MargNZ
Thanks Barbara :)
Apr 18 2013 10:17 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Geoff ... more cheeky than bad perhaps :))
Apr 18 2013 18:08 GMT T1MELESS PRO
A neat catch Marg, well spotted and of course well done for having your camera handy :-))
Apr 18 2013 18:54 GMT clintonfolks
fantastic.!
Apr 18 2013 20:09 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Jim :))
Apr 18 2013 20:10 GMT MargNZ
Thank you too David :)
Apr 18 2013 20:14 GMT Papagena
Hello dear fellow !! I love Joan's comment a lot !! ;+)

Many years ago I had two parrots in my home. One of them here:

http://www.fotothing.com/Papagena/photo/0996e6005be3b003c5e6bc1e7c919419/

Apr 18 2013 20:59 GMT jmcdh
Great photo Margaret .well spotted
Apr 19 2013 09:33 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Ruth ... I like your parrot too :)
Apr 19 2013 17:46 GMT elsje323
lovely entry
Apr 19 2013 21:17 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Ida :)
Apr 20 2013 22:09 GMT teddybear2
Did you find Mr Kea at Mt Cook? Each time we have been there we have not had the pleasure of seeing one
Apr 21 2013 05:33 GMT MargNZ
No we didn't either Shirley .... this was taken at Arthur's Pass :)
Apr 21 2013 20:45 GMT ForestSpirit
This is a super photo, Margaret. I've seen these cute and clever parrots on TV.

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