Kōrero: Kiwi

Laying an egg

The kiwi’s egg is so large relative to its body size that the female has considerable difficulty laying it. She is usually unable to eat in the days before laying. The bird in this film clip is a North Island brown kiwi.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Kiwi - Life and death', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/10180/laying-an-egg (accessed 6 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 15 May 2015