The world's only alpine parrot took the cake, winning Bird of the Year in 2017. These cheeky creatures socialise on prominent rocky outcrops and windy saddles. These quick learners were in some trouble after targeting farms, but they have received full protection since 1986, and their reputation is improving.
Want a bird that really represents the kiwi spirit? It’s the kea! #keaeveryyear to help protect the only alpine parrots, unique to Aotearoa and the world. Let's all show our love for these cheeky friendly creatures and vote #keaforboty to show your appreciation for the 7000 we have left.