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  • n. Plural form of kea.


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  • I hope you get over this soon, and you have a great trip and a wonderful and meet some keas.


  • Iffin yew doant noes, keas lubs to steel shinee fings frum peepil.

    As this picture clearly shows, there is a - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • In contrast, keas often nest in the forest and feed above the treeline.

    Southland montane grasslands

  • Their curiosity means that keas can cause damage to cars, campsites, and similar areas, a problem that worsens with hand-feeding and acclimation to humans.

    Southland montane grasslands

  • I'd predict that a few large brained birds like crows and parrots, especially the notoriously smart keas, would self-recognize, but that's about it for the animal world.

    Old Timer's Disease

  • Yet more from Science Frontiers Online, which reports the martens and further examples - Animals attack human technological infrastructure - including dormice attacking Rolls Royces, keas in New Zealand chewing rubber window gaskets, and land crabs on Tahiti attacking electrical cables of film crews.

    When martens attack!

  • When the thudding blades of the helicopter are finally still the spacious murmur of the valley gradually rises to fill the silence: the low thunder of cataracts, the distant hiss of the sea, the rustling of the breeze in the scrubby grass, the keas explaining who they are to each other.

    Last Chance to See

  • Among the freemen were six Jilli keas, (singing men) whose musical talents were frequently exerted either to divert our fatigue, or obtain us a welcome from strangers.

    Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

  • Hiromitsu Miyata of Kyoto University in Japan first presented keas with boxes of food secured with up to three bolts.

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  • Miyata found that the keas cracked this problem faster if they were allowed to study the set-up for a while before attempting to break it.

    Daily News & Analysis


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