Brown Kiwi
Apteryx australis

The Birds of Australia
Vol.6 - Plate No. 2
Length: 50 cm
The Kiwi is a ground bird found in New Zealand, with wings so small that at first glance they seem to have none. The kiwi fruit got its name from its resemblance to this bird. The Kiwi is nocturnal, and stay in holes of trees near the root, and pick their food during the night. They insert their long beaks into the ground, and eat worms and the like. Their nostrils are located on the tips of their beaks, and they hunt for their food by scent. The number of existent Kiwis is small, and their extinction is feared.