First kiwi chick on New Zealand volcano

This video says about itself:

The famous New Zealand Kiwi Bird. Filmed with infrared lights.

From Wildlife Extra:

July 2008. Huatahi, the first kiwi chick to hatch on Maungatautari in around 100 years, has reached his first major milestone by weighing-in at exactly 1kg. …

Maungatautari could eventually ‘house’ many hundreds of pairs of kiwi. It is also considered the most significant potential conservation site for a number of New Zealand’s endangered wildlife including kokako, saddleback and stitchbird.

Second kiwi chick for Maungatautari? Here.

Maungatautari – Two fertile kiwi eggs discovered.

Maungatautari closing in on the last few pests – Mice, rabbits, hares & goats: here.

Little spotted kiwi have been reintroduced to New Zealand’s Fiordland: here.

2 thoughts on “First kiwi chick on New Zealand volcano

  1. Kiwi expected to hatch in Auckland
    9:48AM Saturday Sep 13, 2008

    A bird sanctuary is expecting the first kiwi born in the wild in the Auckland Region in 60 years to hatch this weekend.

    Because of predators, kiwi have been extinct between lower Northland and the Bay of Plenty for more than half a century.

    In 2006, kiwi born in captivity began being released into the Tawharanui Open Sanctuary, marking the return of the North Island brown kiwi.

    Sanctuary Co-ordinator Matt Maitland says there are now two nests, each with a male bird incubating an egg. He says it is likely they will hatch this weekend.


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