The New Zealand kea: another “rainbow bird”

 

The kea is an odd, rather obscure New Zealand parrot. I only just discovered that its plumage has the colours in the same order as those in the rainbow. I have written about how common this is in parrots before.

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Also common is the orange/yellow juxtaposition seen on the underside of the bird.

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Cf. Another parrot with the orange and yellow juxtaposition, Neophema splendida:

Neophema splendida adult male

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