a bird walking on the road
Photograph ©2024 by Brian Cohen.

Kea in New Zealand. Sunday Morning Photograph.

Kea ora?

The kea in New Zealand is a species of large parrot. Kea are found in both the forested regions and alpine regions of the South Island. Their curiosity and highly investigative nature are both attractive to tourists and annoying to residents.

Kea in New Zealand. Sunday Morning Photograph.

a bird running on the ground
Photograph ©2024 by Brian Cohen.

This kea was spotted in a parking lot several miles from Milford Sound. Tourists were fascinated by it.

Final Boarding Call

Kea constantly seek food from human beings. They also can be potentially destructive. Kea will pry rubber and plastic parts off of motor vehicles.

The purpose of the weekly series of Sunday Morning Photograph articles is to feature photographs from my travels around the world which you can view while enjoying your morning coffee.

Please click here for a complete list of the Sunday Morning Photograph series of articles at The Gate With Brian Cohen, which include photographs taken of nature and sights of interest in many countries and territories around the world — including but not limited to:

Andorra • Argentina • Australia • Austria • Bahamas • Bahrain • Belgium • Belarus • Botswana • Brazil • Bulgaria • Canada • China • Chile • Colombia • Côte d’Ivoire or Ivory Coast • Cyprus — including the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus • Czechia or Czech Republic • Denmark • Dominican Republic • Egypt • England in Great Britain in the United Kingdom • Estonia • Finland • France • Germany • Hungary • Iceland • Ireland • Italy • Kenya • Latvia • Lebanon • Lesotho • Liechtenstein • Lithuania • Luxembourg • Malaysia • Morocco • Mozambique • Netherlands • New Zealand • Oman • Panama • Philippines • Poland • Portugal • Romania • Singapore • Slovenia • South Africa • South Korea • Spain • Swaziland or Eswatini • Sweden • Switzerland • Thailand • United Arab Emirates • United States of America • Uruguay

All photographs ©2024 by Brian Cohen.

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