Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cool Kiwis

Would you call a kiwi beautiful? I know I wouldn't. Its plumage is dark and dull and is stiff like dog hair.

The Kiwis feathers are not like other birds. The most ridiculous thing about its bill it can grow up to 20cm long.

The average size of a kiwi is the size of the chicken, the smallest kiwi is called the little spotted kiwi that is smaller than a rugby ball.
The largest kiwi is twice the size of a football.

Did you know kiwis are flightless birds? They have small stubby wings with a curled claw at the end. Their wings are as wrinkly as a old man's face.

Do you know kiwis are fast? They have really Strong powerful legs that can out run a human. They use their legs to fight predators. Kiwis use their strong legs to dig up burrows which is used to lay their eggs in. Some times they build it in a log or under the roots of the tree.

And there you have it how could you possibly resist a; flightless, ridiculous ,wrinkled winged,chicken sized burrow building species?


Room A4 said...

Hi Room 17
I visited your classroom today along with some other teachers. I was really impressed with your room and how engaged you all were in your learning. The animations you were working on were fanatastic!
What an informative piece of writing on the kiwi!

Miss Lepou

Room 10@Pt England School said...

Hi Brooke,
You've done an amazing job writing information about a kiwi. I like the way your ideas are in order and set out. You've even included some information that I didn't know! Well done Brook, keep it up!

Miss Lavakula