Day #28 (3/14/2014) Brown Kiwi
We just loved snorkeling yesterday! We hoped a plane to New Zealand to find an iconic bird that everyone knows and loves. We have never seen a one in person, or elephant and horse as you may have it. We spent the afternoon with our binoculars and Edmond almost passed out when we spotted our bird! He is just excitable sometimes! Seeing the brown kiwi inspired me to draw!
Their range/habitat: New Zealand/ forest-grassland
Their length/weight: 20-26”/ 3 ¼-8 ¾ lb Conservation Status: Endangered
Their diet: Omnivore: insects, fruits
- Brown Kiwis are flightless.
- Brown kiwis have very tiny wings.
- They have long skinny bills, up to 6”.
- Brown kiwis use their bills to get food from the ground.
- Brown kiwis lay very large eggs.
- They are related to cassowaries and emus.
How adorable are these funny looking little birds! That’s right animals can be funny looking and cute at the same time! Did you know that native New Zealanders call themselves kiwis? Sadly kiwis are endangered. There is a great organization called Kiwis for Kiwi that are working to protect these iconic birds!