Latest Apteryx Stories
Early Friday morning, March 7, one of the worldâ€™s most endangered speciesâ€”a North Island brown kiwiâ€”hatched at the Smithsonianâ€™s National Zoo Bird House.
A kiwi is any of the species of small flightless birds endemic to New Zealand of the genus Apteryx (the only genus in family Apterygidae). There are currently six recognized species of kiwi: Great Spotted Kiwi, Apteryx haastii, distributed through the more mountainous parts of northwest Nelson, the northern West Coast, and the Southern Alps. Little Spotted Kiwi, Apteryx owenii, on Kapiti Island. The North Island Brown Kiwi, Apteryx mantelli, is widespread in the northern two-thirds of...
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