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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 .

llbwwb:    Young Kiwi by Malcom Ledgefield

Baby kiwi -- the flightless kiwi bird, native to New Zealand, has hair-like brown feathers; and they lay greenish-white eggs. the cutest little bird I've ever seen!

Kiwi Bird | Fuzzy Today

Did you know that Kiwi birds weigh MASSIVE eggs in proportion to their body size? Kiwis are only about the size of chickens, however their eggs can be up to of their body weight! That's like a 120 lb human female giving birth to a baby!

North Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) - widespread in the northern two-thirds of the North Island, New Zealand

The Kiwi is the national symbol of New Zealand. Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand, in the genus Apteryx and family Apterygidae. At around the size of a domestic chicken.

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

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.

Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand, in the genus Apteryx and family Apterygidae. 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 in the world.

Unusual Facts About the Surprisingly Flightless Kiwi Birds

Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand, in the genus Apteryx and family Apterygidae. 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 b

Close up photograph; Kiwi. Caption; 1.7.11, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, Pukaha, Mt Bruce, National Wildlife Centre. This rear albino Kiwi is called Manukura and was born in captivity at the National Wildlife Centre. Manukura means a person held in high esteem, a council leader or leader. COPYRIGHT ©

Manukura, the all white kiwi. The chick is not an albino but a rare all white hatchling.

Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand, 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 in the world.  There are five recognised species, the greatest threat to their survival is predation by invasive mammalian predators. The kiwi is a national symbol of New Zealand.

Kiwis are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. Kiwis lay the largest egg in relation to their body size, of any species of bird in the world. The greatest threat to their survival is predation by invasive mammalian predators.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme splits done first by Marsh wren by Roger Eriksson, via Audubon Magazine

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