The kiwi bird is indeed an interesting bird for many reason not only because it is one of the few flightless birds but also because it is only found in one small country of the world. This may be part of the reason why the kiwi bird has survived so long as well as the fact that this bird is found in a small country which is also two separate islands. Being found on an island means that predators of the kiwi bird are usually introduced species like cats and dogs because very few if any native New Zealand animals hunt the kiwi as prey.
The kiwi is a very distinct bird having not feathers but down like hairs on its body partly because feathers are not needed since the birds do not fly. The bird has a fat body and small head in comparison with a long beak to smell its food and get into small cracks and crevices on trees and rocks. These birds are rarely seen in the wild because of their keen sense of hearing and the fact that they car run very fast. When humans approach the bird will either run from the threat or it will hide in the undergrowth or in a hollowed out tree trunk.
A female kiwi bird will lay just one egg each season which is nearly the size of the bird itself. when the offspring is born it may look even larger than the parents because of the fuzzy hair that new born kiwi birds have. Generally the male kiwi bird is the one which sits on the egg until it hatches and then the new born will follow in the parents footsteps learning how to find food and survive. The kiwi bird in one of the most remarkable birds on earth and is unfortunately one species which is close to extinction.