Here is the Kea and it lives in the South Island. I have not yet had the chance to go to the South Island of New Zealand but will take the chance when I can to go.
The Kea is a real character and frequently in the past got into trouble. Now it is an endangered species.
Now the Kea is highly curious and intelligent. Often trampers would drive to the Southern Alps. They seemed talkative and friendly.
However, the Kea soon demolished any metal object on the cars or trucks and would no longer be very popular.
The Kea was very clever in opening the trampers back back and tucking into their food.
Recently a test was done on the Kea and the researchers discovered that the Kea could invent new ways to open containers to get food. They are very smart birds.
Moral here? Never underestimate a bird brain!