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Facts About The Kiwi bird Habitat-For Kids
My habitat Is The Forest ..Kiwi Birds Like To Eat..
I Am The Kiwi Bird Of New Zealand
The Flightless Kiwi Bird is native to New Zealand endearing to New Zealanders ,and also high on the International Endangered List .
New Zealand people are affectionately called Kiwis and the nickname has appeared in several ways>> World War History of Kiwi (people)
How Old Am I ? Thousands of years old ,
Since the introduction of stoats , weasel and ferrets who became my predators, by early English settlers, their survival has been threatened , and many conservationists put alot of work into breeding and environmental protection to secure the survival of remaining Kiwi -birds( more on this later)
Yes I am the flightless Kiwi Bird and native, to New Zealand ,and I was here to greet the first people also native to New Zealand , The Maori, who liked me a lot ,a little too much in fact, and if I was unfortunate to be captured by them I was of course -dinner. They also made use of my feathers making various garments to keep warm in the colder months.
The Maori were great hunters and gatherers and respected wildlife as well. My feathers have lined the shoulders of many great chiefs and even today those same garments are sacred and treasured items. In New Zealand and some museum's in bigger lands. ( see that pictures displayed,) those are my feathers woven so finely into that garment.)
How Did I Get My Name Kiwi Bird?
The Maori also heard us calling to each other as we fed on insects and berries, and looked for mates at in the forest , it sounded like we were saying ..keeee weee weee weee, ( hear us on video) and so they named us the Kiwi
I Am The New Zealand Flightless Kiwi
Maori Kiwi Carvings
If Im A Flightless Kiwi ,How Do I find food?
That's right , I am flightless cant fly , never flew , not even to the letterbox and back , mind you I dreamed I did once when this nasty wee stoat stole my babies!
I also love to sleep during the day ( nocturnal) because the night has all the action baby ,and best take-aways on offer like triple stacker worms , bacon flavoured beetles , slater sandwich with the new curly fern roots on the side. Some of my northern bro's have other specialities but I wouldn't believe all that you hear ,they are known to hype it up a bit up that way!
Seriously my beak is long ,about 1/3 of my body length, so I feed deep and off some solid territory in that vast forest floor.
Did you also notice from my pic that my species has no tail no, groovy huh, there are a couple of other quirky things about me that make me just the wee bit unique in the bird world too.
The experts ( bird people and conservationists) praise them to the hilt man , geeze I probably would have died out by now if it had not been for their intelligence and care , no make that ,would have died out.
Ancestors , boy we all have 'em don't we? , well the facts recorded show we didn't have any predators way back maybe thousands of years ago, lets just say many many moons ago, so all they did was hang in the crib which was literally a huge habitat of rain forest ,they had no need to adapt too much, because you see , New Zealand is a long long way from a lot of other lands and surrounded by ocean , so unless it can swim ( then walk on land) Kiwi birds had it sweet man!
Sadly the story is different now ,along with the introduced predators came dogs and cats and then sometimes careless humans , but those caring ,dedicated D.O.C. ( Dept. Of Conservation) work their butts off making it more Eco friendly for us and slowly we have begun breeding again.
Kiwi Egg for Christmas
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Kiwi Birds Are Nocturnal
Here I am singing for my supper...(1.20)..kiwiiiiii...
Fact Is Im Pretty Special Kiwi Bird
So by now you definitely understand I am flightless, but did you also know I am really a very shy bird, but if you do spot me some night ,when I'm out and about foraging on the New Zealand forest floor its probably because I didn't see you , my eye-sights not the best ,although if the winds blowing my way I certainly will detect you with my super sensitive nostrils.
About the size of a chicken ,though much more handsome ,we are shall we say a little more plump, which also helps us stay warm as it gets quite cool ,deep in the forests and thick undergrowth. Females eggs are as large as some ostrich eggs which is unusual since we are overall not a large bird. Don't frighten me and keep your dog on a leash if you want to introduce yourself . I will be one of these breeds.
You may also find me at the zoo , some of us stay in special Kiwi Habitats,so the big people can learn more , and the special lighting means you can see me too. Come visit me on your next holiday.!
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