Story: Kiwi

Laying an egg

The kiwi’s egg is so large relative to its body size that the female has considerable difficulty laying it. She is usually unable to eat in the days before laying. The bird in this film clip is a North Island brown kiwi.

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Jock Phillips, 'Kiwi - Life and death', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/10180/laying-an-egg (accessed 23 June 2018)

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