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Apteryx mantelli (North Island Brown Kiwi)

Wikipedia Abstract

The North Island brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli; Apteryx australis or Apteryx bulleri as before 2000, still used in some sources), is a species of kiwi that is widespread in the northern two-thirds of the North Island of New Zealand and, with about 35,000 remaining, is the most common kiwi. This bird holds the world record for laying the largest eggs relative to its body size.
View Wikipedia Record: Apteryx mantelli

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Apteryx mantelli

EDGE Analysis

The kiwi is the unofficial national symbol of New Zealand and is the name by which national people are known. There are five species of kiwi, all endemic to the country. Kiwi feathers are unusual having a shaggy, fur-like quality and hanging loose against the body. All kiwis are flightless due to very reduced wings. This makes them very vulnerable to predation by invasive mammalian predators. Dogs and ferrets are the main threat to adult kiwis, whereas younger birds tend to be predated upon by stoats and cats.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
22
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
75
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 16.7642
EDGE Score: 4.95663
View EDGE Record: Apteryx mantelli

Attributes

Clutch Size [1]  1
Incubation [1]  79 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  15 years

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
New Zealand New Zealand Yes

Emblem of

New Zealand

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Auckland Zoological Park
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Orana Wildlife Park
Osaka Municipal Tennoji Zool. Gdns.
Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre
San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Diego Zoo
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
Wellington Zoo Trust
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt

Distribution

Australia;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1BirdLife International (2012) Species factsheet: Apteryx mantelli. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/09/2012.
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access