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ˈkeɪ ə, ˈki əkea

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kea, Nestor notabilisnoun

    large brownish-green New Zealand parrot


  1. keanoun

    Nestor notabilis, a parrot of New Zealand.


  1. KEA

    The kea is a parrot native to New Zealand.


  1. kea

    The kea is a species of large parrot found in the alpine regions of New Zealand's South Island. Known for its intelligence and curiosity, the kea is the only alpine parrot in the world. Its plumage is a mixture of olive-green, orange, and scarlet colour. The bird is also known for its strong beak and claws, used to dig through snow and find food. Kea are omnivorous, eating a variety of foods such as roots, leaves, seeds, insects and occasionally other birds. They are considered endangered due to habitat destruction, predation, and conflict with humans.


  1. Kea

    The Kea is a large species of parrot found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand. About 48 cm long, it is mostly olive-green with a brilliant orange under its wings and has a large, narrow, curved, grey-brown upper beak. The Kea is the world's only alpine parrot. Its omnivorous diet includes carrion, but consists mainly of roots, leaves, berries, nectar, and insects. Now uncommon, the Kea was once killed for bounty due to concerns by the sheep-farming community that it attacked livestock, especially sheep. It received full protection only in 1986. The Kea nests in burrows or crevices among the roots of trees. Kea are known for their intelligence and curiosity, both vital to their survival in a harsh mountain environment. Kea can solve logical puzzles, such as pushing and pulling things in a certain order to get to food, and will work together to achieve a certain objective.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kea

    kē′ä, n. a New Zealand parrot that kills sheep.

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  1. KEA

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. KEA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kea is ranked #17625 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kea surname appeared 1,594 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Kea.

    39.3% or 627 total occurrences were White.
    29.5% or 471 total occurrences were Black.
    16.1% or 257 total occurrences were Asian.
    8.3% or 133 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kea in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of kea in a Sentence

  1. Kristine Bohmann:

    In just 40 samples, we detected 49 species spanning mammal, bird, amphibian, reptile and fish, in the Rainforest House( at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark) we even detected the guppies in the pond, the two-toed sloth and the boa. When sampling air in just one outdoor site, we detected many of the animals with access to an outdoor enclosure in that part of Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark, for example kea, ostrich and rhino.

  2. Dan Dennison:

    The operation is ongoing, we are proceeding with all respect for the Kupuna( elders) and everyone, and concern for everyone's safety, as we move forward with construction here on Mauna Kea.

  3. Peter Oshiro:

    There is clear evidence that food produced at the Kea'au facility may be contaminated and consumers may be at risk, the Department of Health is working with the facility to ensure the safety of their drinking water and food production.

  4. Gavin Heffernan:

    Some of my favorite spots were the Eureka Dunes at Death Valley, Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii, and the Enchanted Highway in North Dakota, there's lots of gems out there but my favorite spots are where you can imagine you're on another planet.

  5. Kealoha Pisciotta:

    Mauna Kea is the place of our origin. We were brought into the world here. It is considered the temple of the most supreme being for Hawaiian people, it is also the burial ground for our most sacred ancestors. Our people are not standing down.

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