The Kea is the world’s only alpine parrot, a large species of parrot found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand. Kea are known for their intelligence and curiosity. It called “the clown of the mountains”, it will investigate backpacks, boots or even cars, often causing damage or flying off with smaller items. Kea can solve logical puzzles, such as pushing and pulling things in a certain order to get to food, and will work together to achieve a certain objective. this is vital to their survival in a harsh mountain environment.
The Purple Swamphen, in New Zealand, where it is known as the Pūkeko. Pūkeko is probably one of the most recognised native birds in New Zealand with its distinctive colourings and habit. It look very similar to takahe, although takahe are much heavier.
The colour red was associated with nobility and power by Māori so the Pūkeko was held in high esteem because of its red beak and legs.