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Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Neornithes
Infra-class Neoaves
Order Information
Superorder Psittacimorphae
Order Psittaciformes
Family Information
Family Strigopidae
Tribe Information
Tribe Nestorini
Genus Information
Genus Nestor
Species Information
Species N. notabilis
Population statistics

The Kea (Nestor notabilis) is a parrot in the family Strigopidae. It is found in the mountains of New Zealand. The bird is a dark green color, with reddish-orange underwings, visible when it is flying. Its name is Maori, for an imitation of its call.

It is renowned for its intelligence, with captive birds being able to solve complex puzzles in a few minutes. It is also considered a pest by New Zealand shepherds, since they sometimes eat the fatty tissue around a living sheep's kidneys.