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Featured Bird | Okarito Kiwi (Apteryx rowi)

Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. At around the size of a domestic chicken, kiwi are by far the smallest living ratites and lay the largest egg in relation to their body size of any species of bird .

Bird, the Spectacled Spiderhunter.

fairy-wren: spectacled spider-hunter ~ love this little bird !

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Abundant eagles, Homer Alaska--this is a wild place, beyond beautiful!

world's best fisherman? Atlantic Puffin catches bunch of fish (photo Steve Waterhouse, via fairy-wren.tumblr 16755267350)

Chew with uour mouth closed. Atlantic Puffin catches bunch of fish (photo Steve Waterhouse)

The Kakapo Parrot of New Zealand, Strigops habroptilus also called owl parrots are large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrots that live in New Zealand. It is the world's only flightless parrot, the heaviest parrot, nocturnal, herbivorous, visibly sexually dimorphic in body size, has a low basal metabolic rate, no male parental care, and is the only parrot to have a polygynous lek breeding system. It is also possibly one of the world's longest-living birds

Kakapo: super cool ground parrot, lives off the coast of New Zealand. Smells like honey, woofs like a dog, and "chings" like a cash register. Weighs about 8 pounds. Critically endangered - about 150 left!

Kiwi

Little spotted kiwi. A flightless New Zealand bird with hair like feathers, having a long down-curved bill with sensitive nostrils at the tip.

Rufous-Necked Hornbill (India & Southeast Asia).  Photo by cheesemans.com/img/bhutan

The rufous-necked hornbill (Aceros nipalensis) is a species of hornbill in the northeastern Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Numbers have declined significantly due to habitat loss and hunting, and it has been entirely extirpated from Nepal.

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Jav I feeding chicks . my parents never realized how lucky they were; they did their hunting of food at a super market.

Kiwi by Kenny Muir, via Flickr

A pair of Kiwis, an unique creature loaded with sensory powers. Kiwi have a highly developed sense of smell, unusual in birds. Because their nostrils are located at the end of their long beaks

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