Category Archive: Apterygiformes

Jun 08 2011

North Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli)

[order] APTERYGIFORMES | [family] Apterygidae | [latin] Apteryx mantelli | [UK] North Island Brown Kiwi | [FR] Faucon emerillon | [DE] | [ES] Kiwi de Mantell | [NL] Kiwi Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Medium-sized kiwi, flightless, no visible wings. Dark greyish-brown feathers streaked lengthways with reddish-brown. Long ivory bill. Similar spp. Okarito birds distinguished …

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