Our Literacy group has been finding information from the text and writing our own reports.
Kiwis are very special to New Zealand because it is our native bird. The kiwi is on lots of things in New Zealand like coins.
The kiwi cannot fly because their feathers are stiff like dog hair. Its wings are about the size of our pinky. Kiwis dig with their beaks. Because they have got nostrils at the end of their beaks, they can smell when their beaks. They can dig in the ground which makes it easier for them to find food.
Kiwis live in burrows under the ground. They stay in their burrows during the day.
The kiwi is nocturnal that means that kiwis sleep during the day and come out at night. Kiwi eggs are huge. They are about the size of six hen eggs. That is a big egg. When the mother kiwi is close to having her baby her stomach will start sagging.
Kiwis eat berries,insects , huhu grubs and earth worms. They are so good at hearing that they can hear the worms in the soil .It probably finds food very fast if it can do that.
Dogs are very bad to kiwis. Because a dog a could easily kill a kiwi by picking it up. In 1981 a wild german shepard killed around 500 kiwis. That is a lot of kiwis killed.