Story: West Coast region

Rowi (2nd of 3)


Rowi (Ōkārito brown kiwi) are found only in a small area near Ōkārito on the West Coast. Rowi are greyish in colour, and often have patches of white feathers on their faces. Male and female rowi take turns to look after the eggs, whereas for most other kiwi species only males perform this task. The bird shown here is a chick.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Climate and wildlife', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 December 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 1 Sep 2016