This native bird to New Zealand known as the Kea Bird finds a car antenna extremely fascinating to mess around with and peck on. The Kea Bird finds car parking lots very intriguing and sometimes you can find these New Zealand parrots gathering around these lots where they enjoy destroying parts of cars, cameras and robbing small objects.
Not only does this native bird of New Zealand annoy some locals due to their mischief but they also pester farm animals. The Kea is a very social bird and the harsh, loud cry can drive people crazy but tourists who have never had the pleasure of seeing a Kea bird love to listen to their screeches.
Skiers and snowboarders on the South Island of New Zealand see more of this native bird as they mainly reside in the mountains at around 600 - 2000 meters above sea level. When the berries are ripe in the mountain wilderness, the Kea bird is usually farther up the slopes but when winter arrives they head to the lower levels to feed.
The Kea bird is not on the endangered species list but there has been a significant decline in the numbers over the last few years. The Kea is a beautiful species of parrot and even as troublesome as they can be sometimes, nobody wants to see them disappear from their native environment of New Zealand.
Cheeky Kea, Nestor notabilis, taking an interest in a car antenna near the Homer Tunnel along the Milford Road, Darran Mountains, Fiordland National Park, Fiordland, South Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/125 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.
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