The Kea was described by ornithologist John Gould in 1856 | Its specific epithet, the Latin term notabilis, means "noteworthy"| The common name is from Māori, probably representing the screech of the bird. The term "Kea" is both singular and plural.
The common tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) is a songbird found across tropical Asia. Popular for its nest made of leaves "sewn" together and immortalized by Rudyard Kipling in his Jungle Book. urban gardens. Tailorbirds get their name from the way their nest is constructed. The edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fibre or spider silk to make a cradle in which the actual nest is built.