The world’s solely mountain parrot whose cheeky antics divide Kiwis, beats kererū and kākāpō to coveted crown
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The kea, the world’s solely alpine parrot, has been topped New Zealand fowl of the yr, with hundreds extra votes solid for the species than there are surviving people.
New Zealand’s annual fowl of the yr competitors hit new heights this yr with greater than 50,000 votes solid from across the nation and the world. The competitors is in its 13th yr, and pits the nation’s uncommon and endangered birds in opposition to each other. No fowl has received twice.
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Laura Younger takes a name from Donald Trump* congratulating her on kea’s win. He passes on heat regards to the birds of NZ. #BirdOfTheYear pic.twitter.com/rvq6QwEz8P
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