By Ryan from Rototuna Primary School
Vote for the intelligent kiwi and the NZ bird.It’s a amazing bird so please vote for it.
Did you know the kiwi is a native bird to NZ? That is why it is special.
The kiwi is black and brown, and camouflages well in its surroundings. A kiwi has a large beak for digging underground.That piece is called a bill. Feathers surround the kiwis belly and back.
Eating and poking it’s bill underground, the kiwi finds worms, earthworms and other animals. Kiwis eat insects, spiders, weta, beetles and berries. Did you know that kiwis eat things bigger than itself?
A kiwi is a nocturnal bird, which means it sleeps in day and hunts at night. Although a kiwi has wings, it can’t fly. Kiwis have sharp claws so they can jump, climb trees, and scratch predators.
The kiwi can be found by trees and down in the bushes, in small burrows underground.They live in these places so no predators attack them.
Photo by Ngā Manu