Taken 22-Aug-07
Visitors 12

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Categories & Keywords

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Keywords:bird, fiordland, Homer Tunnel, kea, Location, New Zealand
Photo Info

Dimensions3504 x 2336
Original file size5.06 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken23-Aug-07 01:45
Date modified15-Aug-11 19:53
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 20D
Focal length340 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.6
Exposure1/320 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern


The Kea (Nestor notabilis) is a large species of parrot found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand, nesting in burrows or crevices among the roots of trees. They are the only alpine parrot in the world and are easily recognized by their distinctive call, “kee-ah”. To survive in the harsh alpine environment kea have become inquisitive and nomadic social birds - characteristics which help kea to find and utilise new food sources. They are reputedly one of the most intelligent animals on the planet and are nationally famous for their cheeky and inquisitive nature.