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Alpine Parrot

Alpine  Parrot
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Copyright: Erwin Kruger (rommel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS 350D, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, (digital)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-15 6:38
Viewed: 3931
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Keas also known as psittacines are birds of roughly 350 species in 85 genera that makes up the order Pssittaciformes.
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Hi Erwin,

Not a Kea. This is Nestor meridionalis meridionalis (Kākā). This species is not as "alpine" as the Kea, rather it is a forest bird, and also into lowlands, certain islands, etc.

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