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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Department of Conservation
Photograph by Rod Morris
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