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
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
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.
Discover what these behaviours are and how different plants and animals use them.
Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Population trend: Decreasing
Year assessed: 2008
Classified by: IUCN 3.1