Data released on May 16, 2014
The Kea (Nestor notabilis (Gould, 1856)) is known as the cheeky parrot of New Zealand and is a large bird belonging to the superfamily Strigopoidea. It inhabits the alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand and is known for its intelligence and curiosity - they can solve logical puzzles and can push and pull things in order to get food.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA was collected from a male at the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark, of an animal tended by Mads Bertelsen, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 16kb and 37kb respectively. We identified 14,074 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 14.4kb.
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