Sunday, 16 July 2017

Adopting a native bird

I have the chance to adopt a native or non- native animal. I would adopt the Great Spotted Kiwi. The "Great Spotted Kiwi" is native to New Zealand which means that it is normally found in New Zealand. 

About the "Great Spotted Kiwi":
What kind of animal is this? The Great spotted kiwi is a flightless brown kiwi.

What do they eat? The Great spotted kiwi eat mostly small invertebrates, especially earthworms and larvae of beetles and cicadas; they also eat centipedes, spiders, beetles, weta, snails and freshwater crayfish. Some small fallen fruit and leaves are eaten.

Where are they normally found? They are normally found in the northern- western all the way up to the Southern Island. They life to live in forested areas, scrub lands and grass lands.  They usually sleep in burrows, hollow logs or under dense vegetation.

How big can it grow?A kiwi is about the size of a chicken. There are five species. The largest is the northern brown kiwi, which grows up to 20 to 25 inches (50 to 65 centimeters) and weighs 3.2 to 11 lbs. (1.4 to 5 kilograms). The smallest is the little spotted kiwi. It grows up to 14 to 18 inches (35 to 45 cm) and weighs 4.3 lbs. (0.8 to 1.9 kg). 

Does it have any other names? The other names that are used for this kiwi is Rora or Roroa.
Population: There are about 15,000 of them, with about 55% in Northwest Nelson, 30% in Paparoa range and 15% in the Southern Alps. 

So thats some facts about the Great spotted kiwi. So in the comment section below tell me what kind of native or non - native animal will you adopt. 

1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Danielle,

    Wow, I have now learned a lot more about the Great Spotted kiwi than I knew five minutes ago. Thanks so much for sharing all of this great info!

    I found it interested to read that there are five species of kiwi and that the largest if the Northern Brown Kiwi. I am guessing that it tends to live in the northern region of New Zealand. Would that be true? I'd really like to read a bit more about the kiwi bird. Could you please insert a link to the website where you found all of this great info? I will definitely follow the link and check it out myself.

    Thanks, Danielle!



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