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Resident Kea
I was amazed how large these things are. I was expecting something about the size of a parakeet but these are full-blown parrot size. This guy was well over a foot tall, maybe 18 inches. Bold too, he walked over to another guy and pulled at this shoelace. I had to shoo him away from my pack, that beak is lethal. Was really cool when he took off, the bright orange underwing was quite something. This guy whirled over me several times on the hike up with his distinctinve "Kyaaaah! Kyaaaah!"

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BombchaserCool

Bombchaser

Voted 10/10

That is a cool thing to run into.
Posted Mar 2, 2008 10:56 pm

Brian JenkinsRe: Cool

Brian Jenkins

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Thanks. It was very cool. Hope they make a comeback over there.
Posted Mar 3, 2008 3:15 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadInteresting bird,

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Voted 10/10

you should put it in the "Birds in the Mountains" album!
Posted Mar 4, 2008 9:38 am

Brian JenkinsRe: Interesting bird,

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Thanks, didn't know about it. I'll check that album out.
Posted Mar 5, 2008 2:02 am

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Brian JenkinsSubmitted by Brian Jenkins
on Mar 2, 2008 10:06 pm

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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Resident Kea