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Apteryx haastii (Great Spotted Kiwi; Roroa)

Synonyms: Apteryx haasti

Wikipedia Abstract

The great spotted kiwi, great gray kiwi, or roroa (Apteryx haastii) is a species of kiwi endemic to the South Island of New Zealand. The great spotted kiwi, as a member of the ratites, is flightless. It is the largest of the kiwi. The rugged topography and harsh climate of the high altitude, alpine, part of its habitat render it inhospitable to a number of introduced mammalian predators, which include dogs, ferrets, cats and stoats.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 17.4939
EDGE Score: 4.30374


Adult Weight [1]  4.53 lbs (2.06 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  425 grams
Female Weight [1]  5.33 lbs (2.42 kg)
Male Weight [1]  3.73 lbs (1.69 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  42.9 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  100 %
Forages - Understory [3]  20 %
Forages - Ground [3]  80 %
Clutch Size [2]  1
Nocturnal [3]  Yes


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cantebury-Otago tussock grasslands New Zealand Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Nelson Coast temperate forests New Zealand Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
South Island montane grasslands New Zealand Australasia Montane Grasslands and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Arthur's Pass National Park II 257008 South Island, New Zealand

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
New Zealand New Zealand Yes





Attributes / relations provided by
1Marchant, S.; Higgins, PJ (eds.) 1990. The handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds, Vol. 1., ratites to ducks. Oxford University Press, Melbourne
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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