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Great Spotted Kiwi

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The total population of the Great Spotted Kiwi is around 20,000, in a small portion of New Zealand.
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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. Both the male and the female will incubate their egg. The female will lay a single egg during a laying.
 
Kiwis are nocturnal, meaning they are active at night. The Kiwi differs from other birds in several ways. Their eggs are 10 times the size of chicken eggs, while their body is the equivalent size to a chicken. Also, the Great Spotted Kiwi has nostrils at the end of their beaks.
 

Classification

- Kingdom: Animalia
 - Phylum: Chordata
  - Class: Aves
   - Order: Struthioniformes
    - Family: Apterygidae
     - Genus: Apteryx
      - Species: A. haastii
 

         
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