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North Island Brown Kiwi
Apteryx mantelli

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Subclass:
Infraclass:
Superorder:
Order: Apterygiformes
Family: Apterygidae
Subfamily:
Genus: Apteryx
Species: A. mantelli
Subspecies:

Description: It can stand 16 inches tall, it can weigh 6.2 (females), 4.9 (males) pounds.

Location: New Zealand (North Island).

Food: Invertibrates.

Breeding: It can have 2 to 3 clutches a year of two eggs, which are incubated by the male.

Predators: Stoat (Mustela erminea).

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Notes: It holds the World record for laying the largest eggs relative to its body size. It is endangered.


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April, September 2016
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