Kōrero: Kiwi

Male tending the egg

Once the female North Island brown kiwi has laid her egg, she hands responsibility for its incubation to the male. He suffers some starvation during the three-month incubation period, as it is difficult to look after the egg and search for food. Having sacrificed so much in getting the chick to hatching, the parents quickly give up their role and leave the chick to fend for itself.

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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/10181/male-tending-the-egg (accessed 7 June 2020)

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