Saturday, September 18, 2010

Kiwi. How Cool Are They

Intro: Some birds build nests in tall trees-Kiwis don’t
Many birds can fly in the morning breeze- Kiwis can’t
A bunch of birds have bright and colourful feathers - kiwis certainly don’t have that!

But of all the difference kind of birds, we still think that kiwis are the best!
Kiwis ARE COOL!!

Size:It’s not that they’re all that small. Their average size is about the same length as a rugby ball! The smallest kiwi is spotted smaller than a cat It lives in the WHOLE of New Zealand!

These kiwis can be really BIG!! The biggest one is TWICE as big as a rugby ball.These species live in the north island such as around Mt Ruapehu and the central of Taranaki and Hawkes Bay!

Appearence: And I suppose you wouldn’t exactly call many of them beautiful or even dazziling KIWIS!. Their colour’s a just DULL and there plumage is just plain brown.The feathers aren’t as richly coloured as normal birds. They grow a 20 cm bill on the front of their bodies which looks really ridiculous. Imagine giving them a Hongi, it will really difficult.

Flightless: Many people think Kiwis don’t have wings . But they do! If you look under their dreary sepia plumage, then you’ll find a small pink wing. Their wings are as tiny as our PINKYS! Can you believe that !! Because I can’t.

Also you wouldn’t even BELIEVE what they do with their bills. It’s absolutely AMAZING!
As they crawl out of the bushes they poke there 20 cm bills into the dirt to catch the delicious prey. When they have most of there bills ducked into the dirt they would be able to smell 3 cm below the ground.

And there you have it! How could you possibly resist a fat blubbery, dull coffee- coloured, bill picker and flightless?

If kiwis aren’t cool then I don’t know what is!

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