• Kea

    As opportunistic, generalist omnivorous foragers, kea are primary, secondary, and higher-level consumers and only compete with the kaka for food resources.

  • Kea

    After a female kea initiates copulation by inviting play or being submissive, the male will feed her a regurgitated meal before mounting.

  • Kea

    The kea’s diet varies by season as it feeds on plants during flowering seasons and relies on trash heaps, flesh, and bone marrow in the winter when foods are scarce.

  • Kea

    Kea have decurved upper bills, or culmens, and females have shorter, less curved culmens.

  • Kea

    Kea have a polygynous mating system in which males fight for dominance to become part of the 10% that is allowed to breed in certain years.

  • Kea

    Kea are diurnal and call and forage in the morning, roost in the middle of the day, and forage again before sleeping in the trees.

  • Kea

    Kea are colorful birds with bronze olive-green bodies, dull blue primaries, red-orange coverts, and a dull red lower back.

  • Kea

    Due to a life in an extreme alpine environment, kea are encouraged to opportunistically and inquisitively explore their surroundings and will commonly investigate and destroy human belongings.

  • Kea

    Kea are opportunistic, generalist, omnivorous foraging parrots that rely on the leaves, buds, and nuts of southern beeches as an important part of their diet.

  • Kea

    Kea are alpine parrots and inhabit temperate and subtropical/tropical moist lowland forests, shrubland, grassland, and even artificial terrestrial habitats, such as pastureland and urban areas.

Happy new year, everyone! Most of us are probably excited that 2020 has ended and 2021 has begun! FaunaFocus’ 4th annual Holiday Art Trade has been another success! This year, 20 different artists participated, helping to spread cheer throughout the season. Each artist created artwork that featured an animal species requested by another participant, secret Santa style. With a variety of media and styles, it was a pleasure to view each entry… Read More

Do you think you know the kea? Test your knowledge of kea FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Kea (Nestor notabilis)

Sarah

FaunaFocus raised $1,827.68 for the World Wildlife Fund-Australia (WWF)‘s Keep Koala’s Climbing Wild-Livestream event benefitting the vulnerable koala.

Throughout the month of December, FaunaFocus will be collaborating with WWF and hosting another 24-hour charity host train in order to keep koalas climbing!
View the 24-hour schedule featuring 13 different artists!

Do you think you know the koala? Test your knowledge of koala FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Throughout the month of December, FaunaFocus will be collaborating with WWF and hosting another 24-hour charity host train in order to keep koalas climbing!

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

ShadowsFuri

Do you think you know the southern grasshopper mouse? Test your knowledge of southern grasshopper mouse FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Southern Grasshopper Mouse (Onychomys torridus)

The holiday season is approaching and FaunaFocus wants to spread the cheer!

Throughout the months of November and December, FaunaFocus will be hosting a Holiday Art Trade and all are welcome to join! Surprise someone with an animal-themed artwork of their choice and receive an artwork yourself, “Secret Santa” style!

Sarah

Do you think you know the white-nosed coati? Test your knowledge of white-nosed coati FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

White-Nosed Coati (Nasua narica)

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Do you think you know the Gulbaru leaf-tailed gecko? Test your knowledge of Gulbaru leaf-tailed gecko FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Gulbaru Leaf-Tailed Gecko (Phyllurus gulbaru)

Faisal Kubba

Do you think you know the Silverstone’s poison frog? Test your knowledge of Silverstone’s poison frog FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Silverstone’s Poison Frog (Ameerega silverstonei)

Danji Isthmus

Do you think you know the gerenuk? Test your knowledge of gerenuk FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Gerenuk (Litocranius walleri)

FaunaFocus raised $1,041.82 for the American Eagle Foundation‘s National American Bald Eagle Day campaign benefitting the bald eagle and other birds of prey.

Do you think you know the bald eagle? Test your knowledge of bald eagle FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Sarah

This month, FaunaFocus is celebrating National American Eagle Day by collaborating with the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) and hosting another 24-hour charity host train in order to help conserve birds of prey around the world, including this month’s featured species, the bald eagle!

This month, FaunaFocus is celebrating National American Eagle Day by collaborating with the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) and hosting another 24-hour charity host train in order to help conserve birds of prey around the world, including this month’s featured species, the bald eagle!

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Zoe

Do you think you know the sea otter? Test your knowledge of sea otter FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!