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Kiwi (Brown)

Apteryx mantelli
Kiwi (Brown)

Range

They are found only in New Zealand.

Habitat

They are found in thick forests.

Body Traits

Their feathers are more hair-like in shape. They have nostrils on the tip of their beak for smelling food. They are the only bird in the world with nostrils on the end of their beak. They are about 14 inches tall.

Habits

They are active at night (nocturnal). They live in burrows in the ground and cannot fly. Their predators are all introduced species like dogs, ferrets, cats and weasels (stoats).

Diet

They eat insects, earthworm, fruit and seeds.

Reproduction

Pairs mate for life. The female lays a giant egg. The biggest egg compared to body size of any bird on earth. The males keeps it warm (incubates).

Kiwi (Brown)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vetebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Apterygiformes
Family: Apterygidae
Genus: Apteryx
Species: A. mantelli

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