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Stewart Island kiwi

Stewart Island kiwi

A Stewart Island kiwi, or southern tokoeka, flees from a tramper in the Tin Range, Rakiura National Park. These birds behave differently from other kiwi species, forming family groups and feeding in daylight.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National parks - Lower South Island parks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015