Kōrero: West Coast region

Rowi (2 o 3)

Rowi

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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Department of Conservation
Photograph by Ian Gill

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Climate and wildlife', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21066/rowi (accessed 9 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan, updated 1 Sep 2016