New Zealand Kea~Researchers say early trials of a nauseating spray-on bird repellent, applied to high-country sheep to dissuade Kea parrots from tearing holes in their guts, have been highly promising, and they are seeking partners for further research.
The Red Lory is the most commonly kept lory in captivity, after the Rainbow Lorikeet. Lories & lorikeets live in Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia & the Pacific. The Red Lory in particular is endemic to the Moluccas & surrounding islands in Indonesia.
Our Bird of the Day is a Kea source These are the only alpine parrots in the world and are found on the south island of New Zealand. They are large parrots known for their intelligent and inquisitive nature.