|Nelson was the only one of three eggs laid by his mother to survive and is now being looked after by zoo staff. [Agencies]|
Kea parrot chick Nelson, who must surely be a contender for the ugliest bird in the world, was rejected by his parents after he hatched, the Daily Mail reported.
Nelson was born last month at Bergzoo in Germany. He was the only one of the three eggs laid by his mother to survive and hatch, but was promptly rejected by his parents.
The youngster is now being cared for around the clock by staff and spent the first four weeks of his life in an incubator.
Keas are large parrots native to the alpine regions of New Zealand. Adults are mostly olive-green with a brilliant orange flash under their wings.
(China.org.cn April 20, 2012)