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Brent Barrett

Brent Barrett

Parrots of New Zealand

Nov 15, 2011

New Zealand in all its unique glory and story book endemics has but seven parrot special to call its own.  This may be a surprise to some who are familiar with Australia which contains 1/6th of the worlds parrot species.  But what can I say, we are a small place with small dreams and compared to...

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Brent Barrett

Shifting Sands of Time

Sep 26, 2011

I would, in a perfect world, be writing every fortnight of exploits into the magical world of kea.  But the earth doesn't really revolve like that does it.  Instead I write from my bed hundreds of miles from wild kea about the outcomes of a very arduous year (for both the Kea and myself).  I am...

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Brent Barrett

Getting the word out there

Dec 15, 2010

Research is spread like the common cold and comes back in the form of funding and opportunity, learning from our experiences and educating people about the outcomes makes the difference, otherwise you just have a headache and desire to stay in bed.  Since the media release, which I linked to the...

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Brent Barrett

Time for the truth about Kea nest success

Nov 16, 2010

We are just half way through our third season of kea nest monitoring in the lowland forest and already we have staggering results. The following link gives you a close up of our progress. Kea Research Youtube

In the first year of this work we found only two kea nests, one by accident (or fate)...

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