Kiwis (birds)

Why do kiwi have feathers?

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Kiwi have feathers because they are birds. All birds have feathers, even though the nature of the feathers may differ from that of birds that fly.Kiwi have shaggy feathers which are densely packed, about 2.5cm thick, to keep them warm and dry.

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They don't. Like all birds, kiwi have feathers. It's just that kiwi feathers are hair-like in appearance.

Kiwi have feathers because they are birds. All birds have feathers, even though the nature of the feathers may differ from that of birds that fly.Kiwi have shaggy feathers.

The Maori did not (and do not) kill kiwi for their feathers. In the past, Maori hunted the kiwi for food, and being resourceful people, they wasted very little of the bird, certainly using the feathers. Kiwi are now protected by law. They may not be killed.

There are no hairs on a kiwi. Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. As birds, they have feathers, like all birds do, although these feathers are hairlike in appearance.

All birds have feathers otherwise they wouldn't be birds. On the other hand the kiwi birds feathers are said to be more like fur than feathers but the kiwi cant fly.

A kiwi does not have fur. It has fine feathers which merely have the appearance of fur.

Despite being unable to fly, Kiwi's have feathers.

Kiwi are small, flightless birds which are basically defenceless. Having feathers that help to camouflage them within their habitat is one way for the kiwi to protect itself from predators.

No. The kiwi is a bird. It has soft, shaggy feathers.

No. Kiwi are birds, and therefire they have feathers, just like all birds do.

Kiwi have shaggy feathers which, from a distance, resemble hair more than feathers. They have been described as resembling ostrich feathers, but which feel like the mane or tail of a horse. Their feathers are densely packed, about 2.5cm thick, to keep them warm and dry.

No. The kiwi is a bird. Like all birds, it has soft, shaggy feathers.

A kiwi is a bird.Like all birds, it has feathers and lays eggs.

The small, flightless bird known as the kiwi has feathers which are quite soft to the touch.

Yes. When kiwi chicks hatch, they are fully feathered and well-developed.

For the most part, kiwi feathers are brown. Some are darker or lighter than others, depending on species, and most are also speckled with white or lighter flecks. Most also have lighter faces and underbellies. The North Island Brown Kiwi, for example, has a thick covering of shaggy, hairy, brown-grey feathers, while the Great Spotted Kiwi, also known as the Great Grey Kiwi, varies from grey to light brown in colour, but its feathers are covered with black spots.

One of the kiwi's adaptations for living in its climate is its feathers. Kiwi have shaggy feathers which are densely packed, about 2.5cm thick, to keep them warm and dry.

Kiwi do not have fuzzy skin. Kiwi are birds, and they have soft, hairy feathers. Kiwifruit have fuzzy skin.

Some of the kiwi bird's features are; brown feathers, long beaks, and it looks like they have no wings, but they do.

Albino kiwi are generally white. However, white kiwi are not always genuine albinos. In most cases, they are normal Brown Kiwi which happen to carry a gene for white feathers.

Kiwi feathers are hair-like, and they are reported to feel like the mane or tail of a horse.

Yes kiwi have feathers. However, their feathers lack the "hook and barb" system of flighted birds (which links all the "strands" of the feather together to keep them stiff and help with flight) so it looks more like fur (but isn't!). Patting a kiwi feels more like patting matted cat fur, the feathers are soft but the main shaft of the feather is a bit prickly feeling.

For the most part, kiwi feathers are brown. Some are darker or lighter than others, depending on species, and most are also speckled with white or lighter flecks. Most also have lighter faces and underbellies. The North Island Brown Kiwi, for example, has a thick covering of shaggy, hairy, brown-grey feathers, while the Great Spotted Kiwi, also known as the Great Grey Kiwi, varies from grey to light brown in colour, but its feathers are covered with black spots.

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For the most part, kiwi are brown. Some are darker or lighter than others, depending on species, and most are also speckled with white or lighter flecks. Most also have lighter faces and underbellies. The North Island Brown Kiwi, for example, has a thick covering of shaggy, hairy, brown-grey feathers, while the Great Spotted Kiwi, also known as the Great Grey Kiwi, varies from grey to light brown in colour, but its feathers are covered with black spots. White kiwi have been found in colonies of brown kiwi. These white birds are not albinos, but a genetic mutation has simply given them white feathers.


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