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Volume 26, 1893
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Mr. A. McKay exhibited a live kea or mountain-parrot (Nestor notabilis), which he had kept for about a year at his house, and which had become quite tame, and performed all

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kinds of antics, and in fact exhibited intelligence in a remarkable manner. He referred to a former paper that he had read before the Society on the same subject.

Mr. Travers quite bore out what Mr. McKay had said of the wonderful antics of these birds, and he related several remarkable instances of their intelligence. This specimen appeared larger than usual.