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see parrotparrot,
common name for members of the order Psittaciformes, comprising nearly 400 species of colorful birds, pantropical in distribution, including the parakeets. Parrots have large heads and short necks, strong feet with two toes in front and two in back (facilitating climbing
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(kā`ä) or


(kā`ôs, kē`ŏs), Lat. Ceos, island (1991 pop. 1,787), c.61 sq mi (160 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; one of the Cyclades. Fruits, barley, and silk are produced. Kéa, the main town, is situated on the site of ancient Iulis. The poets Bacchylides and Simonides were born on the island. Under Ottoman rule it was a pirates' haven, when it was also called Zea, Zia, or Tzia.


a large New Zealand parrot, Nestor notabilis, with brownish-green plumage
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The geometric mean of the spermatozoa number was 765.9 [+ or -] 2084.7 x [10.sup.6] sperm; higher values were measured in kea 6 (996.4 [+ or -] 762.5 x [10.sup.6] sperm) and lower values in kea 1 (115 X [10.sup.6] sperm).
Although the kea is one of the most studied psittacine species and among the most desired by any collector and parrot breeder, its seminal characteristics have never been published.
In the absence of previous studies of this subject in the kea, we can compare our results with those reported for other analogous species.
The sperm concentration that we measured for kea is higher than the values previously reported in monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus), (19) Hispaniolan Amazon parrots, (15) blue-fronted Amazon parrots (Amazona aestiva), (20) and golden-capped conures (Aratinga auricapillus) (21) but much lower than the reported values for cockatiels, (22) budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus), (23) and peach-faced lovebirds (Agapornis roseicollis).