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Brown kiwi

Apteryx mantelli


Native NZ kiwi endangered species, flightless and nocturnal with incredibly large eggs.


Forest, undergrowth, burrows in the ground or under trees in roots.


This is a footprint from a female keep in captivity to breed and release helping to increase numbers in wild.

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Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Is this a photo of the footprint? If so, you could add it to the mission on signs of wildlife. Your notes could describe how you know that it is from a brown kiwi.

We are not able to see the actual organism in this picture and there is nothing in the text to explain what we are supposed to be looking at. Please read through our FAQs and complete all the required details correctly. As it is at the moment this spotting is of no use to us at all and would have to be removed.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Nice. Which species would this be - Apteryx mantelli ? I can't find any of them listed near Christchurch. Is there a zoo?

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Spotted on Aug 23, 2013
Submitted on Aug 23, 2013

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