from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A brownish-green mountain-dwelling parrot (Nestor notabilis) of New Zealand with a varied diet that includes plants, insects, carrion, and garbage.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The sheep-killing parrot of Australia, Nestor notabilis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A large New Zealand parrot (
Nestor notabilis), notorious for having acquired the habit of killing sheep; -- called also mountain parrot.
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Nestor notabilis, a parrot of New Zealand.
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- noun large brownish-green New Zealand parrot
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The park is also home to the world's only alpine parrot species, namely kea, as well as the endangered takahe.
Before the white man came, in fact, the kea was a mild-mannered fruit-eating or honey-sucking bird.
May 29th, 2009 LONDON - A British tourist was left in the lurch after a large wild parrot known as the kea stole his passport in New Zealand.
Whare Kea means "house of the kea" in Maori -- the kea being the world's only alpine parrot.
Others, like human beings and kea birds, not so much.
I also only recently found out about what the kea can do to a sheep, and about vampire finches.
Mai fwend had hur sunglassis stoled by a kea – tehy waz on hur hed at teh tiem.
I read an articlol abowt a kea wut stole a passport from a toorist, then flied awf into teh forest.
Wat impresid uz was taht teh kea tukked tehm on teh fly.
The endemic rock wren (Xenicus gilviventris) and the world's only alpine parrot, the kea (Nestor notabalis) probably evolved from lowland equivalents.