Story: Kiwi

Stewart Island tokoeka

Stewart Island tokoeka

The easiest place to observe kiwi in the wild is Stewart Island, where some 20,000 still survive. Tokoeka are slightly larger than North Island brown kiwi, and on Stewart Island they are known to feed on the forest floor and on the beach, where they use their long beaks to probe for sand hoppers among the kelp.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10055860
Photograph by Tui De Roy

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Kiwi - Kiwi species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10163/stewart-island-tokoeka (accessed 19 August 2017)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 15 May 2015