Great Spotted Kiwi

This kiwi is highly aggressive, and pairs will defend their large territories against other kiwi. Great Spotted Kiwi are nocturnal, and will sleep during the day in burrows. At night, they feed on invertebrates and will also eat plants. Great Spotted Kiwi breed between June and March. The egg is the largest of all birds in proportion to the size of the bird. Chicks take 75 to 85 days to hatch, and after hatching, they are abandoned by their parents.

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The Great Spotted Kiwi is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Great spotted kiwi Brought Back to the Nelson national park ... He quoted, "To have this iconic bird - the great spotted kiwi - back in the Flora after decades of silence has been a 10-year dream and three years of hard work for our FoF volunteers to prepare for it. We welcome the kiwi - long may ... More

The Great Spotted Kiwi, Apteryx Haastii, is an amazing bird. It is the largest of the Kiwi family. Want to find a Great Spotted Kiwi? Catch a plane to New Zealand, as that is the only place they are found. Want to know more about this cool bird? This website hits practically every aspect of its life including its ancestry, where it lives, how it has adapted, what it eats, how it reproduces, how it interacts with others, and why it is so interesting. More

The Great Spotted Kiwi, Great gray kiwi, or Roroa, Apteryx haastii, is a species of kiwi endemic to the South Island of New Zealand. The Great Spotted Kiwi, as a member of the Ratites, is flightless. It is the largest of the kiwi. The rugged topography and harsh climate of the high altitude, alpine, part of its habitat render it inhospitable to a number of introduced mammalian predators , which include dogs, ferrets, pigs and stoats. More

great spotted kiwi (plural great spotted kiwis) 1. The largest kiwi, Apteryx haastii. Synonyms * roroa Retrieved from "http://en.wiktionary. More

As its name suggests, the great spotted kiwi is New Zealand’s largest kiwi species (4), and has a light greyish-brown plumage mottled with white (5). Range - Confined to the South Island of New Zealand, where populations remain in three main, discrete areas: north-western Nelson to Buller River, Northern West Coast, and the Southern Alps between Arthur’s Pass and Lake Sumner (3) (4). More

Largest The Great Spotted Kiwi is one of the largest kiwis around that originated from New Zealand. They are one of the most beautiful birds around, and is also one of the most common species of Kiwi although they are still considered endangered. This beautiful specie of kiwi, and all of the species of kiwi, really does need our help in protecting their environment and habitats so that they too can still live in harmony with nature, and have their population increase. More

Aspects of the topic great spotted kiwi are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * description (in kiwi (bird)) ...Stewart Island tokoeka, Southern Fiordland tokoeka, and the Northern Fiordland tokoeka; the little spotted kiwi (A. oweni); the great spotted kiwi (A. haasti); the Okarito brown kiwi (A. rowi), also called the Rowi kiwi; and the brown kiwi (A.... More

The Great Spotted Kiwi population is thought to be 10-20,000. More

The great spotted kiwi is the largest of all the kiwi species. It More

brought the cats and the rats, and now the Great Spotted Kiwi is disappearing. Size & Weight (Adult) Total length: 50-60cm Weight: 1215-3270g (Source: Shinsekai Zetsumetsukiki Doubutsu Zukan* (Library Edition) Gakken) (*Illustrated Encyclopedia of New World Endangered Animals) Where they live The Great Spotted Kiwi lives in the forests and mountains of New Zealand. What they eat Great Spotted Kiwis eat worms, grubs and fruits. More

Great Spotted Kiwi ChickAmi Brown the Native section manager at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve talks about the Great Spotted Kiwi baby born at the centre. The egg was ...Ami Brown the Native section manager at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve talks about the Great Spotted Kiwi baby born at the centre. The egg was recovered from the Lake Sumner Forest Park area in the Hurunui, North Canterbury. More

The total population of the Great Spotted Kiwi is around 20,000, in a small portion of New Zealand. Great Spotted Kiwi Picture Navigation: Description Description - Latin Name: Apteryx haastii Conservation Status: Vulnerable Distribution: New Zealand Estimated Height: 45 cm Estimated Weight: 8 lbs The Great Spotted Kiwis feathers are a light brown, with lighter spots on their entire body. More

Great spotted Kiwi Kakapo Great spotted Kiwi Though many stories regarding a large Kiwi, called by the Maori Roaroa, were current prior to 1871, it was not until that year two specimens were received from Westland at the Canterbury Museum. Potts immediately recognised them as belonging to an undescribed species and named them in honour of Dr. Haast, the curator of the museum. These kiwis live in tough subalpine conditions. More

Great spotted kiwi are found in the coastal ranges of northern Westland and in an area north of Arthur More

Voice Male great spotted kiwi have a high trilling whistle repeated between 6 and 20 times and the females call is lower and harsher. Other birds that can be mistaken for kiwi especially around dusk are weka and the moreporks warm up performance of rich, deep strident 'cree' calls on the same note. More

E-mail Print Great Spotted kiwiGreat spotted kiwi/roroa (Apteryx haastii) are rugged mountaineers with soft, mottled grey plumage, streaked with chestnut. This is the biggest kiwi species, about 45 centimetres tall. Today, great spotted kiwi are found in three discrete natural populations – northwest Nelson, the Paparoa Range, and near Arthur’s Pass. Birds have also been transferred to Lake Rotoiti mainland island, in Nelson Lakes National Park. More

The great spotted kiwi, with its grey, mottled feathers, is the largest kiwi. It is found in the alpine regions of north-west Nelson, the north of the West Coast, and around Lake Sumner and Arthur’s Pass. This bird is at Pūkaha Mt Bruce (Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre) in the Wairarapa, where there is a breeding programme. More

(May to February), whereas great spotted kiwi only lay one egg in a season. Males and females share incubation in some species, but little spotted and North Island brown males do all of it. Incubation takes 75 to 80 days, a period few birds of the world come close to. Parents do not feed chicks at all. More

Home Great spotted kiwi Brought Back to the Nelson national park Submitted by Alexander Stewart on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 16:13 * Featured * TNM * New Zealand Great spotted kiwi Brought Back to the Nelson national park A species of kiwi is reported to have been relocated to part of Kaurangi National Park in Nelson where the native bird was believed have become all but extinct. More

Order : Struthioniformes
Family : Apterygidae
Genus : Apteryx
Species : haastii
Authority : Potts, 1872