A young kea on the ground

Kea

Keas are incredibly versatile parrots with considerable intelligence, often compared favourably with primates - which is how they received their nickname of 'mountain monkeys'.

Scientific name: Nestor notabilis

Rank: Species

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Distribution

Map showing the distribution of the Kea taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

Habitats

The following habitats are found across the Kea distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Vulnerable

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Population trend: Decreasing

Year assessed: 2008

Classified by: IUCN 3.1

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