Photo of the week: The world’s only alpine parrot

Department of Conservation —  17/09/2014

The kea, named by Maori for the sound of its call, is endemic to the Southern Alps of New Zealand and is the world’s only mountain parrot.

Today’s photo of the week is of two kea in Arthur’s Pass National Park showing off their beautiful coloured feathers.

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Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced yesterday that $90,000 from the Community Conservation Partnership Fund would go to supporting the Kea Conservation Trust.

This support will allow the trust to continue its work to ensure this endangered iconic species will continue to be enjoyed by future generations.

Photo by Geof Wilson | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.