World of Animals
The Brown Kiwi is a bird that finds its home in Australia. On this page you will learn some cool stuff about this particular bird. To jump to a specific section, use the Quick Jump below by clicking on the heading.
Food and Feeding
-They use the sensitive tip at the end of their bill to locate food.
-They have a good sense of hearing and touch that also helps them find food.
-The Kiwi mainly eats
-To find their food they scratch threw dead leaves with their claws and probe the soil with their bill.
Habitat and Habits -Until settlers arrived no mammals could ever reach New Zealand. -The Brown Kiwi feeds on insects at night. -They have their homes mainly in forests. -They strongly rely on their strong legs to help them scurry quickly through the underbrush. -The Kiwi usually live together in pairs. -They occupy and defend their territory against intruding Kiwis.
Brown Kiwi and Man
-Early Maori settlers prized the feathers of the Kiwi for decorative cloaks.
-They were hunted for meat.
-Their survival is threatened by the clearing of forests.
-Their population is also threatened by land mammals.
-The Brown Kiwi has very few defenses against predators.
-Their habitats are sometimes destructed by predatory species and competitive species.
-They survive in large numbers in some places. Mostly reserves.
Features -The Brown Kiwi are a grayish brown color. -The Brown Kiwi have no visible legs. -They have coarse feathers that look like fur. -They have short thick legs. -They are unable to fly. -They have such good eyesight that they can run quickly in pitch dark. -The Brown Kiwi uses its feet for...