The kiwi bird is one of the most curious and interesting birds in the world. Although, described as a strange bird, the kiwi bird is quite an amazing species. A very interesting fact about the kiwi bird is that it has very strong legs, used for burrowing. Even if the kiwi bird is a bird species, you should know that it cannot fly. So, this bird will find both a home and food on the ground. And once finding a mate, the kiwi bird will keep it for life. There actually are kiwi birds which have been together for more than 20 years.
Commonly, the diet of kiwi birds is going to include worms, spiders, but also bugs and fruits. The kiwi bird will search for food on the ground, digging to find worms and all types of bugs. The kiwi bird has external nostrils, which can be filled with dirt due to the way the species catches its prey. To be able to catch its prey, the kiwi bird has developed an impressive strength into its legs, which are used for digging. The main diet of kiwi birds will most likely include insects, larvae, but also beetles, snails, crayfish and fruits. Kiwi birds will not tend to build new nests for themselves, but they are most likely going to reside in forests, woods and in their own burrows.
The kiwi bird is a nocturnal bird, so it will most likely feed during the night. Kiwi birds possess a quite impressive sense of smell, meaning that searching for food during the night will not be that hard for the species, which will be able to hunt basing on their great sense of smell. However, the kiwi bird will have a week eyesight, this actually being the best way to explain the way in which the species bases its feeding process, naturally on their developed sense of smell. Currently, there are five main species of kiwi birds. They include the brown kiwi, the great spotted kiwi, but also rowi, lesser spotted kiwi and tokoeka.