Thursday, July 29, 2010
New Zealand - Brown Kiwi
Kiwi (or Brown Kiwi), New Zealand
This unique, flightless bird is so readily identified with New Zealand that it has superseded the fern leaf as the country's emblem. However, being strictly nocturnal, it is seldom seen in the flesh except in park and zoos. The Kiwi uses its long powerful beak to forage for its diet of grubs and insects.
Sent by Lee, a postcrosser from Tauranga in New Zealand.