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  • Kea can use touchscreens but think the virtual is real

    That’s one clever parrot: kea employ their tongues to operate touchscreens.

    Clever Kea (Nestor notabilis) can use touchscreens with their tongues and perceive the virtual world as real, accordi...

    Birds September 29, 2021
  • Bruce the beakless kea uses tools to spruce himself up

    Scientists have observed a disabled kea using tools to help look after himself.

    In a world-first, researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand have observed a disabled kea use tools f...

    Birds September 10, 2021
  • After 10,000 years of inbreeding, the kākāpō is hanging on

    Genetic study of the critically endangered kākāpō shows some hope for survival.

    The kākāpō (Strigops habroptila), the world’s heaviest and arguably dumbest parrot, doesn’t seem to suffer from a his...

    Animals September 9, 2021
  • Orange-bellied parrots fly free

    Several successes for the critically endangered migratory parrots – one spotted in historic feedi...

    Bird enthusiasts in South Australia’s Coorong region have just spotted an orange-bellied parrot, and heard another on...

    Australia June 14, 2021
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    Birds May 3, 2021
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