Kea & Habitat Double Sided Puzzle (2 puzzles in 1)
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The Kea is the world's only alpine parrot. It eats roots, leaves, berries, nectar, and insects. The Kea is rated as one of the most intelligent birds in the world. They are an inquisitive, nomadic bird. Although the Kea is majestic in flight, it prefers to stay on the ground and walks sideways. Kea are a solid parrot about 46cm long (about the size of a cat sitting up). They have a wingspan of about 1 metre when they are in flight. Males range from 750g- 1kg and females are slightly lighter at 700g – 850grams.
To survive in the harsh alpine environment Kea have become inquisitive and nomadic social birds - characteristics which help them to find and utilise new food sources. Kea nest on the ground. Nests are usually found among boulders in high altitude forest. Considered probably the most intelligent of the bird species, this glorious parrot is unique as the only alpine parrot species in the world – but also in the fact that it is only to be found in the Southern Alps in a habitat extending from the beautiful beech forests to alpine meadows and slopes of the mountains. A harsh, wide and variable environment to which the Kea has evolved and adapted in order to survive. Thought to be predominantly vegetarian when humans started invading their territory they swiftly adjusted their diet so now they will eat pretty much anything.