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Thursday, 12 November 2015

Kiwi (Bird)

The kiwi is a flightless bird that is native to New Zealand.

The association is so strong with New Zealand that the term Kiwi is used internationally as the colloquial demonym for New Zealanders

The kiwi is the only bird that has nostrils at the end of its bill.

The kiwi's muscular legs make up around a third of its total body weight, which is why the little birds can outrun people.

Kiwis are generally large-brained by bird standards. Hemisphere proportions are even similar to those of parrots and songbirds, though there is no evidence of similarly complex behaviour.

A male kiwi on Maungatautari mountain.

A kiwi's egg may account for a quarter of its total body weight.

Kiwi chicks have a 95 percent mortality rate, but if they make it to adulthood, they'll typically live 25 to 50 years.

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