RE: [Tweeters] Ongoing population decline prompts BirdLife to officially declare New Zealand’s Kea “Endangered”

Teresa Michelsen teresa at
Thu Jan 18 05:30:29 PST 2018

Thank you! I really enjoyed this article. I had a run-in with Kea at Arthur’s Pass chronicled in a short blog here:
But knew very little else about them. I am not at all surprised that they can rearrange road cones or play in jungle gyms! We did see some less habituated ones elsewhere, and that was a pleasure.

Thanks for your great Medium articles!

Teresa Michelsen
(newly moved to) Port Townsend, WA

From: tweeters-bounces at [mailto:tweeters-bounces at] On Behalf Of Devorah the Ornithologist
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:31 AM
To: tweeters message <tweeters at>
Subject: [Tweeters] Ongoing population decline prompts BirdLife to officially declare New Zealand’s Kea “Endangered”

Hello everyone,

i just published a piece on my Medium site that was originally published in BirdLife magazine a month ago. (I've not seen their published version, but this piece has been updated and has different images.) You may know that most of my written material is republished on Medium, where there are no subscriptions (although donations are happily accepted), no paywalls, and no ads.

The forested mountains of New Zealand’s South Island are home to that famous mischievous alpine parrot, the Kea. But this inquisitiveness, along with predation by invasive mammals and feeding junk food by tourists, is contributing to the species’ ongoing decline: Kea have just been up-listed to Endangered

hope this was interesting and informative.

GrrlScientist | @GrrlScientist<>
grrlscientist at<mailto:grrlscientist at>
Blogs: Forbes<> | Evolution Institute<> | Medium<>
Podcasts: BirdNote Radio<>
Keep up with my writing: TinyLetter<>
Tiny bio:<>
sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt. [Virgil, Aeneid]

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the Tweeters mailing list