Story: Kiwi

Great spotted kiwi

Great spotted kiwi

The great spotted kiwi, with its grey, mottled feathers, is one of the largest kiwi. It is found in the alpine regions of north-west Nelson, the north of the West Coast, and around Lake Sumner and Arthur’s Pass. This bird was at Pūkaha Mt Bruce (Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre) in the Wairarapa, where a few birds were formerly held.

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Photograph by Rod Morris

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Jock Phillips, 'Kiwi - Kiwi species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

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