To: 'Philip Veerman' <>, 'COG bird list' <>
Subject: I-Kea?
From: Dr David Rosalky <>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 06:09:36 +0000

Good question Philip


In the original article, there is a video showing the bird manipulating the pebbles, with some difficulty.  But the bird appears to be on a verandah railing which suggests it may be domesticated and specially fed by keepers.  I have saved the video but it is 24MB and so I can’t share it via the group.  But I could send it personally or put it in the cloud (G-drive?).




From: Philip Veerman <>
Sent: Saturday, 11 September, 2021 3:49 PM
To: 'Dr David Rosalky' <>; 'COG bird list' <>
Subject: RE: [Canberrabirds] I-Kea?


Well that is a new type of story. On face value of the observations it appears that the conclusions are correct. I wonder why there is no mention of how this bird feeds itself.


From: Canberrabirds On Behalf Of Dr David Rosalky
Sent: Saturday, 11 September, 2021 2:18 PM
To: COG bird list
Subject: [Canberrabirds] I-Kea?


Most interesting tool invention.  Worthy of Ikea.

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