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Friday, May 21, 2010

Quick Kiwi Fact

Eggs are smooth, and coloured ivory or greenish-white.
Kiwi eggs are proportionately larger compared to the size of the adult female than the eggs of any other bird.

An egg may reach one-quarter of its mother’s weight.

After the first egg is laid, the male takes over incubation and nest maintenance. Incubation takes about eleven weeks but if the female returns to lay another egg, the male has to sit on the clutch for a much longer time. Leaving the nest only occasionally, the male’s weight can decrease by up to one third.

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