Kea

Kea hatchlings are altricial and fledge after 13 weeks before dispersing from their natal ranges after another 5-6 weeks.

Kea hatchlings are altricial and fledge after 13 weeks.

They disperse from their natal ranges after another five to six weeks and travel together in flocks for two to three years before settling down.

Male kea are sexually mature after four or five years, while females become sexually mature as early as three years of age.


Image | © Barni1, Some Rights Reserved, Pixabay
Sources | (BirdLife International, 2017; del Hoyo, Elliott, Sargatal, Christie, & de Juana, 2017; Diamond & Bond, 1999; Tebbich, Taborsky, & Winkler, 1996; Williams, 2001)

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