A parrot pecking at a bicycle tyre and car, looks like mechanic by Brian Matthews

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An inquisitive young parrot pecks at a bicycle tyre in these pictures.  British photographer Brian Matthews took these snaps in New Zealand over a period of three days spent alongside the birds.<br />
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These birds are kea, also known as nestor notabilis.  Mr Matthews, a professional photographer, said: “They are really inquisitive birds, and will come and check out anything new.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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