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Facts About The Kiwi bird Habitat-For Kids


My habitat Is The Forest ..Kiwi Birds Like To Eat..

Species-New Zealand Flightless Kiwi Bird

Species-New Zealand Flightless Kiwi Bird

I Am The Kiwi Bird Of New Zealand

The Flightless Kiwi Bird is native to New Zealand endearing to New Zealanders ,and also high on the International Endangered List .

New Zealand people are affectionately called Kiwis and the nickname has appeared in several ways>> World War History of Kiwi (people)

How Old Am I ? Thousands of years old ,
Since the introduction of stoats , weasel and ferrets who became my predators, by early English settlers, their survival has been threatened , and many conservationists put alot of work into breeding and environmental protection to secure the survival of remaining Kiwi -birds( more on this later)

Yes I am the flightless Kiwi Bird and native, to New Zealand ,and I was here to greet the first people also native to New Zealand , The Maori, who liked me a lot ,a little too much in fact, and if I was unfortunate to be captured by them I was of course -dinner. They also made use of my feathers making various garments to keep warm in the colder months.

The Maori were great hunters and gatherers and respected wildlife as well. My feathers have lined the shoulders of many great chiefs and even today those same garments are sacred and treasured items. In New Zealand and some museum's in bigger lands. ( see that pictures displayed,) those are my feathers woven so finely into that garment.)

How Did I Get My Name Kiwi Bird?

The Maori also heard us calling to each other as we fed on insects and berries, and looked for mates at in the forest , it sounded like we were saying ..keeee weee weee weee, ( hear us on video) and so they named us the Kiwi

I Am The New Zealand Flightless Kiwi


If Im A Flightless Kiwi ,How Do I find food?

That's right , I am flightless cant fly , never flew , not even to the letterbox and back , mind you I dreamed I did once when this nasty wee stoat stole my babies!

I also love to sleep during the day ( nocturnal) because the night has all the action baby ,and best take-aways on offer like triple stacker worms , bacon flavoured beetles , slater sandwich with the new curly fern roots on the side. Some of my northern bro's have other specialities but I wouldn't believe all that you hear ,they are known to hype it up a bit up that way!

Seriously my beak is long ,about 1/3 of my body length, so I feed deep and off some solid territory in that vast forest floor.

Did you also notice from my pic that my species has no tail no, groovy huh, there are a couple of other quirky things about me that make me just the wee bit unique in the bird world too.

The experts ( bird people and conservationists) praise them to the hilt man , geeze I probably would have died out by now if it had not been for their intelligence and care , no make that ,would have died out.

Ancestors , boy we all have 'em don't we? , well the facts recorded show we didn't have any predators way back maybe thousands of years ago, lets just say many many moons ago, so all they did was hang in the crib which was literally a huge habitat of rain forest ,they had no need to adapt too much, because you see , New Zealand is a long long way from a lot of other lands and surrounded by ocean , so unless it can swim ( then walk on land) Kiwi birds had it sweet man!

Sadly the story is different now ,along with the introduced predators came dogs and cats and then sometimes careless humans , but those caring ,dedicated D.O.C. ( Dept. Of Conservation) work their butts off making it more Eco friendly for us and slowly we have begun breeding again.

Kiwi Egg for Christmas

Kiwi Birds Are Nocturnal

Sign off TV tune for New Zealanders back in the 70's

Sign off TV tune for New Zealanders back in the 70's

Here I am singing for my supper...(1.20)..kiwiiiiii...

Fact Is Im Pretty Special Kiwi Bird

So by now you definitely understand I am flightless, but did you also know I am really a very shy bird, but if you do spot me some night ,when I'm out and about foraging on the New Zealand forest floor its probably because I didn't see you , my eye-sights not the best ,although if the winds blowing my way I certainly will detect you with my super sensitive nostrils.

About the size of a chicken ,though much more handsome ,we are shall we say a little more plump, which also helps us stay warm as it gets quite cool ,deep in the forests and thick undergrowth. Females eggs are as large as some ostrich eggs which is unusual since we are overall not a large bird. Don't frighten me and keep your dog on a leash if you want to introduce yourself . I will be one of these breeds.

You may also find me at the zoo , some of us stay in special Kiwi Habitats,so the big people can learn more , and the special lighting means you can see me too. Come visit me on your next holiday.!

  • Brown Kiwi
  • Little Spotted Kiwi
  • Great Spotted Kiwi
  • Rare White Kiwi ( Albino) see Link on recent discovery!

Cultural , Fashionable , Symbolic Korowai (Feathered Cloak)

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Kiwi bird Habitat Resume RARE White Kiwi

Kiwi bird habitat

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Sally Gulbrandsen from Norfolk on March 30, 2015:


A very interesting and enjoyable read. I love the way you wrote this hub in the first person or should I say (first bird) :)

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on March 02, 2013:

Good luck

lyn on December 09, 2012:

need 4 work

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on August 13, 2012:

Thank you!

hi on August 13, 2012:


Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on June 25, 2012:

Thank you for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed learning about the New Zealand Kiwi bird.

tom germaine on June 18, 2012:

this website rocks thanks to the author

vidal ramdass on June 10, 2012:


Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on February 01, 2012:

Hi sophie,

Thanks for reading.

sophie on February 01, 2012:

very good!!!!!!!

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on December 18, 2011:


Thank-you for your kind comments .I am glad you enjoyed learning about the Kiwi bird Habitat.

htodd from United States on December 17, 2011:

Kiwi bird is really great..interesting post

Murad on October 31, 2011:

The only thing that inspire me about New Zealand is the kiwi bird pictures and videos over the internet.I wish they were also found in our country.

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on July 21, 2011:

Hi Brett,

Thankyou! from me and the Kiwi.

I didn't know you had been to my homeland,I cant wait to return someday too.

Brett C from Asia on July 20, 2011:

Great and interesting hub, voted up and awesome.

They are unique creatures! I loved my time in New Zealand ... really hope to return someday.

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on July 16, 2011:

lol Thankyou for dropping in !

klarawieck on July 16, 2011:

Awwww... this hub is just too cute!!!

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on July 08, 2011:

Hi daviddwarren22

Thankyou for your generous comments. Appreciate the feedback.

daviddwarren22 on July 08, 2011:

Great hub on Kiwi birds! Very good work and researched.

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on July 01, 2011:

Hi RalphGreene,

Thankyou very much for your positive comments. I appreciate the feedback.

RalphGreene on July 01, 2011:

Such cute creatures. Another great hub. It is written in a unique way. Thanks.

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on June 06, 2011:

Thank-you for visiting my Hub and your kind words!

Apostle Jack from Atlanta Ga on June 06, 2011:

Love your work.

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on April 05, 2011:


Kia Ora! Thankyou for your kind words. I think they are an amazing bird too~

WhitneyNZ from Christchurch, New Zealand on April 05, 2011:

Nice hub! I love kiwi, and love how ingrained they are in the NZ culture.

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on March 26, 2011:

No they are still alive,though certainly still on the endangered list.

Much is being done by D.O.C (Department Of Conservation) with good success.

I sure do respect the bald eagle-amazing bird.

Hey appreciate your comments Alexander ,thanks for dropping by.

Alexander Pease from Maine on March 26, 2011:

I thought that the kiwi birds were extinct. Hmm... I guess that they aren't AWESOME! I only hope that they can make a comeback like bald eagles did. A great hub about kiwi birds, it certainly opened my eyes.

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on February 09, 2011:

Ok great and you're very welcome. Thankyou for your encouraging comments.

sajidkhhg on February 08, 2011:

Thanks for the very stimualting hub and yes, I did check out the research on the blackbird. It's very revealing what songs can tell us about the history of ourselves.

Happy New Year, Chuck!

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on December 06, 2010:

Im glad my hub on the New Zealand Kiwi bird helped. I'm sure your project was great!

Thankyou for your comments.

kiwibird on December 06, 2010:

I had a project to do on kiwis. Your information helped(A LOT!)

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on October 26, 2010:


Thankyou for your comments ,I appreciate it :)

VivekSri on July 09, 2010:

Thank you so much for making this hub so amazing. You should do more work on them and will love to have more such stocks. Do preserve them.

Jemal on February 13, 2010:

Thank you sooooo much again! You shold probably write a book about kiwis. I bet you'd do great! Thanks again!

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on February 12, 2010:

Since the Kiwibird became endangered it is highly illegal to kill,trap or harm the Kiwi, so now, the feathers used will be from birds that have died naturally ,or feathers shed during a natural malt. Often products may appear that actually are not genuine Kiwi feathers also.

The Kiwibird is seen as National treasure in New Zealand ,much like the American Bald Eagle is in the United States.

I also checked out Wikipedia ,you may find some more information or add it to your paper as a reference (and my link too)

Good luck with your work.

To your best life - Ekiwi


I am part Maori and for the main part, all Native ,particularly endangered ones are respected. Children learn quite young why and how to respect their environment.

Government also funds and renforces the survival of wildlife.

Jemal on February 12, 2010:

Yes they are. Is it illegal in some parts of new Zealand to sell/ make cloaks out of Kiwi bird feathers? Because I'm writing a paper about Kiwi Birds, and I really need to know if the endangerment of kiwi birds cause cultural or economical issues. i hope you'll have a reply for this. Thanks!

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on February 10, 2010:


Thankyou for your positive feedback on the New Zealand Kiwibird. I am glad you found the information helpful, they are a special bird indeed.

Jemal on February 07, 2010:

im so angry because i've spent about 3 hours researching on kiwi birds, and never found a web as good as this one! I mean, AFTER 3 HOURS I click a random page and here i am! Thank you soooooooo very much!!!! :D

ate on November 10, 2009:


Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on October 11, 2009:

Thanks for reading about the New Zealand Kiwi Bird. They are special indeed.

Saski on October 10, 2009:

Great, i am glad that they are still alive today but still angray that they are indangered! Here is my fav game if you whant to know but you have to download it first sorry!


Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on October 07, 2009:

livingsta , Thankyou, Im glad you enjoyed reading it.

livingsta from United Kingdom on October 07, 2009:

Very good hub, presented in a very interesting way. I loved reading it. Great work !!!

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on August 29, 2009:

General H You are funny,lol, my latest hub you might like more..bungy jumping?

thankyou for your comments friend.https://hubpages.com/travel/Queenstown-New-Zealand...

Gener Geminiano from Land of Salt, Philippines on August 29, 2009:

kiwi, kiwi, just kiwi...

Do you have something to say rather than this 4 letter word nyahahahahaha just kidding of course...

A great HUB about kiwi, thanks for sharing ...

thing on August 22, 2009:

kiwis rock

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on August 21, 2009:

Thankyou for your comments.

Lgali on August 21, 2009:

very nice hub thanks

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on August 18, 2009:

Hi Silverlining , thankyou for reading and Im glad you enjoyed it too! have a great day.

Tracy Behr from Port Elizabeth on August 18, 2009:

very nice hub! 5*

badgirl on June 21, 2009:

Hey thought u might be interested, all My Google series hubs have sold for an undisclosed ammount, (I am not allowed to say) but hahahahahah Its more than Google paid and some... I only do Pos I leave the plonkers to do

negs, you are doing some fine stuff gurl, Hey and spank toady if he gets out of line. I er think he like s that. He is wuved and he wuvs us can we make him honorary, Yes Yes Toady is now a Kiwi... Keys to the City, Hey I'm on the good stuff NOT, I come from the Drug capital so myswell make the most of it hahahaah s...T i am a crazy just wrote a lens, its about click fraud.

Still cold over here, I like to put a little bad in the kete sometimes, but only so I can take it out.



Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on June 08, 2009:

here I made a pav for my fans, mandy write a cool hub/oops lens, let that sharp mind explode in a story M !! block out the negs and create some pos vibes!! arohanui ake ake!.....remember the moral of the story , five baskets of knowledge, te whariki, only put good things in that kete , and check every night to take anything bad out that should slide its way in....nite nite ( leave the plate in the sink)

Cindy Vine from Cape Town on June 08, 2009:

Badgirl, don't let them get to you!

badgirl on June 08, 2009:

lissie has said weird, ds has said mentally unhinged providing a link to my squidoo site, which is mainly about selling my art. pete has started the ball rolling. I just loved being the meanest person on Hubpages. Where do they get that.

I wonder is there a virtual medal for that achievement. hahahahahahaha

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on June 08, 2009:

Yes you are certainly remembered here on Hubpages MB, and I love ya warts n all,!! oops sorry warts probably more up toadys alley , he been sayin silly things bouts kiwis , but I think in toad language that means he weally weally wuv's us....kia kaha kare

badgirl on June 08, 2009:

I'm cringing some of my ancestors eat frogs, er the ones in Guernsey still do, I confess I ate a frog leg once not knowing, I hope Toady doesn't think I am a cannabil. , he is a hard case that one, I remember him with an old grey beard.

People think I have a problem now, honestly what is the psyche of these guys, we are so diff from them, and I had never realised it. We are so much more laid back.

Now he is a little kid. he has overdone the botox, No one can say his avator is stale....... Also I must be the only banned Hubber to have a Hub written about them Wicked. Have a nice night.

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on June 07, 2009:

No way you look like a sweet n tender toadie in ya pic...delicacy on the kiwi-a-la-carte.!

goldentoad from Free and running.... on June 07, 2009:

ha! I would cause severe indigestion for any long beaks!

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on June 07, 2009:

@gt best you do ,but remember to stay clear of that long beak , toads would go down  a treat, with a can steinlager lol

goldentoad from Free and running.... on June 07, 2009:

I will keep a close eye on this hub for any signs of dangerous Kiwi activities.

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on June 07, 2009:

@BC aww I bet you say that to all the birds lol,thanks for reading.

@Lissie im so jealous, I have seen one but just his backside ,he scooted off., good for you ,thanks for commenting.

Elisabeth Sowerbutts from New Zealand on June 07, 2009:

I actually saw one in the wild during the day while tramping (hiking for the non-NZers) on Stewart Island - they aren't nocturnal there - it was big one just in the middle of the track at about 10am - she stayed for about 10 minutes at all not scared at all - it was an awesome experience.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on June 07, 2009:

thanks for share with us about this bird.

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on June 06, 2009:

I would miss any animal/bird once they have become extinct, but sadly I guess that's all part of our ever changing environment. Thankyou for your comments Kiwi.

kiwi91 from USA on June 06, 2009:

These are amazing birds, and there's very little photos of them on the web surprisingly (or maybe not surprisingly since their nocturnal). Nice work!

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on June 05, 2009:

lol@ shy kiwi's, probably more scared ( for the benefit of younger readers) edited, witless ..lol....onto the endangered list. Food ,why is all the good food so bad for ya anyway? steak !! a big bad kick * TBone. steak...peace CV

Cindy Vine from Cape Town on June 05, 2009:

Ah Badgirl, Kia ora, I spotted you! hey EK, never met a shy kiwi before, they must definitely be endangered. Might go and buy myself some puha and kumara today, maybe throw a sausage on the sizzle hahahaha

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on June 05, 2009:

My lips are sealed..zipppoood....ohhh man you just made me so hungry!!!

hot, hot , n muggy here ,im really a winter kiwi so im doin it hard sweatin like a pig.....going to a b-b-q tomorrow ..should be interesting too ,think i should write about these rebel southerners sometime, fascinating-unreal...

badgirl on June 05, 2009:

Matahari here lol.

I just had to tell you cold here but, its producing some yummo food incl. Hangis, Kumara Potatoe Pumpkin, onions pork beef chicken, and vege to round off steamed pudding, and all for Charity..

Have a cool day and pretend you haven't seen me.. This is way more fun than Forums.

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on June 05, 2009:

Ok thats good to know SP,search engines , Looks like that will have to be my homework now too ! lol ( figuring out how to be noticed) by them. Aappreciate you telling me.

SweetiePie from Southern California, USA on June 04, 2009:

I think you might get a lot of search engine traffic on this because many kids are always trying to find information on the kiwibird, which is not always easy to find at the libraries here. There are a few pages in bird books, but we do not hear lots about this creature.

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on June 04, 2009:

@Pete ,learning is addictive isn't it ! great fun.

@thelesleyshow ,hey great to see you and lol @ lens , I visited squidoo ages ago , but didn't end up staying (think I was moving) at the time but yep I will be checking it out again real soon no doubt!!, yes that's why NZ'ers are called Kiwi ,now ya know now its not cuz wer'e fruity lmao.

@badgirl now who on earth could that be??? c'mere gimme a hug, awesome you popped in, aunty will be see you both on sqidoo one of these days so please behave yourself there!!  arohanui ake! ake!

@Candie pacific coast soap,carrots,chicken,Idaho potatoes,lettuce,apples and 2 snickers bars, hugsss lol oh and knickers for elvis show hehe

badgirl on June 04, 2009:

and they thought that I had gone forever well here ya go, I have had my powers of communications cut. on squidoo.......loving it

Kia Kaha Kia Manawa

Candie V from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure! on June 04, 2009:

Oh, do publish your shopping list! That would make a great hub!

Rob Welsh from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on June 04, 2009:

Those boys were hunters and gatherers eh? I know kiwi was good Kai.. but hey they were harder on the Mowers weren't they as hunters and collectors! Even to this day they don't care whether the prey is 2 or 4 stroke! & Thanks yep I joined jerrico's clan..xlnt. Good hub there iwik.

TheLesleyShow from US on June 04, 2009:

What a cute little hub (I almost called it a lens.. ha ha)! I don't spend nearly the time I should here at hubpages but I do keep an eye out for my fellow Squids and their updates! Is that why your name is Kiwi? This bird? What a special person you are!! All thumbs up!!!

Pete Maida on June 04, 2009:

Its always nice to learn something new.

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on June 03, 2009:

@Candie I thought you were talking about me lmao....yea I wrote the hub cuz Ive been lazy and written nothing for ages unless you count my shopping list and it was a fun hub to write ...

Candie V from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure! on June 03, 2009:

Fantastic, you know it kinda reminds me of a feather covered balloon with a beak and legs.. really looks like a sweet bird! Glad someone is trying to intervene before it's too late!

Eaglekiwi (author) from -Oceania on June 03, 2009:

Aww me too , they recently discovered new chicks (maybe as many as 10) and are moving them to join other Kiwi onto a smaller island away from the mainland)....thankyou for reading

Gypsy Willow from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand on June 03, 2009:

Let's hope current conservation methods actually work to save this precious bird Excellent hub. Thank you

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