North Island brown kiwi Kiwi nui

The kiwi is a symbol of Aotearoa – and one of the strangest birds in the world.

North Island brown kiwi

Scientific name: Apteryx mantelli
Found: North Island

Round brown taxidermied bird with open beak in the air on a black background

Caption

North Island Brown Kiwi, Apteryx mantelli, New Zealand. Acquisition history unknown. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Te Papa (OR.025020)

Strange bird

Super-sensitive beak, feathers like warm fur, powerful waewae (legs) – this flightless national icon is perfectly adapted for a...

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Kiwi nui

Scientific name: Apteryx mantelli
Te Ika-a-Māui

Round brown taxidermied bird with open beak in the air on a black background

Caption

North Island Brown Kiwi, Apteryx mantelli, New Zealand. Acquisition history unknown. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Te Papa (OR.025020)

He manu whanokē

He tohu te kiwi nō Te Ika Whenua. Koia hoki tētahi o ngā manu rerekē rawa o te ao.

He ngutu tino aronui tōna, he mahana ngā huruhuru, he kaha ngā waewae. E...

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