The kiwi bird is a unique specie of birds. As most of the representatives of this category can fly, the kiwi bird is part of the small group of bird species that are flightless. The organism and the body of the kiwi bird are differently constructed from the ones of the other species and show visible features from the start that lead to the lack of flight ability in these birds. The structure of the body is rather round and therefore the aerodynamic shape is not obtained. This is one of the major impediments in the situation, which is completed with short wings, larger legs and a type of feathering that is rather furrier and heavy.
With the fact that the kiwi bird is flightless come a variety of other issues. One of the main aspects to surface from the fact that the small bird cannot fly is connected to the endangerment of the entire specie. The lack of flight means that the kiwi bird can only opt for walking and running ways through which to escape predators. However, the major category of animals which hunt this small bird is formed out of various types of dogs, from domestic to wild ones, which are a lot faster and more agile than the birds. Another aspect that is connected to the lack of flight in the kiwi bird is concerned with the lifestyle of the specie. There are major areas which have been affected by the flightless characteristics, in the sense that these birds can find only ground food and they can make shelters for themselves only in low areas.
The kiwi bird is the symbol of New Zealand and the most important bird specie to inhabit the area. Due to the fact that it is part of the flightless species, the kiwi bird encounters numerous different aspects in the creation of the regular bird lifestyle and can have even more problems caused by the lack of proper defense in the face of the predators. The unique look of the small bird brings many curious people to the zoos in which they are held.