Friday, 14 March 2014

The Kiwi - Alisi

  1. Kiwis are flightless birds.
  2. Kiwis have a strong musky smell that is irresistible to dogs.
  3. Little spotted kiwi and North Island brown kiwi breed in pairs and only the male incubates the egg.
  4. The kiwi egg is six times as big as normal as a bird its size, almost exactly the size of eggs produced by the now-extinct bush moa.
  5. A female kiwi can lay up to 100 eggs in her lifetime.
  6. Kiwi have one of the largest egg-to-body weight ratios of any bird. A mature kiwi egg averages 20 percent of the female’s body weight (compared to 2 percent for an ostrich). In human terms this would mean a 50 kilogram woman delivering a 10 kilogram baby!

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