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Kaimi the Kiwi
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The kiwi bird is a flightless bird, about the size of a chicken. It is nocturnal; meaning it sleeps during the day and is active at nighttime. It has a long beak that is one-third the length of its body, and its beak actually has nostrils at the end. The kiwi is the only bird with this feature. Another quirky feature of the kiwi is that it has no tail. It has thick brown hair-like feathers. This bird has many physical features unlike any other bird on earth.

pecial Adaptations Kiwi birds have been called a genetic leftover. Their characteristics seem very odd to us probably due to the fact that they haven't evolved much at all. They are suspected to be about 8 million years old. That's 7 million years older than humans. Due to New Zealand's isolated environment, it has been safe from predators and hasn't needed to do much adapting. They just hang around.

Hunting/ Feeding Characteristics
With it's long beak, the kiwi digs up and chows on worms. A kiwi is almost blind; it can see about six feet at night and around two feet during the day, so when it comes to hunting the kiwi is not well equipped. It used the nostrils on its beak to find its food and then plucks up the worms with its beak.

Habitat
The kiwi bird is native of New Zealand. It is the island country's national bird, and is rare anywhere but here and a few pacific island neighbors. Of course, it is available for viewing at certain zoos, including the San Diego Zoo. It has stayed in its native land due to the facts that it is an isolated island and that kiwis can't fly.

Interesting Facts
Kiwi birds are extremely unique in the bird world. Though they are the size of chickens, they lay eggs the size of ostrich eggs, weighing around a pound each. Their enormous eggs are the largest in the bird world, in proportion to their bodies. These birds were named after their distinctive shrill cry "kee-wee kee-wee".























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  September 18, 2013
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  May 18, 2013
Brilliant! Loving all the Birds you've made, all of them excellent.
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  April 16, 2013
Beautifully designed and I love that touch of pink! :)
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  March 29, 2013
NOW this is a super wonderful creation and love the write up and description. You still impress me with your creativity... WELL DONE
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  March 22, 2013
great job, but a kiwi MUST be called kevin :P trust me :P
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  March 22, 2013
McLaren :-) ravishingly beautiful!
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  March 19, 2013
A great character and a clever adaptation of the Lego sphere idea. The head is really well shaped, with a brilliant beak too!
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  March 17, 2013
Beautifully done - an unusual looking bird, but you got the shape and stance perfectly, nice one!
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  March 17, 2013
The word that comes to mind when I see this is "fun." So well sculpted and downright cute.
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  March 17, 2013
Ha ha!! Unusual build with an awesome result!! You had to do this one. Now, what about Dodos?...
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  March 17, 2013
Love this guy. Excellent sculpting and pose.
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  March 17, 2013
One of your best yet, in my opinion! Keep the feathers coming!
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  March 16, 2013
A strange and unique bird. I had no idea about the size of it's eggs... ouch! Nice work.
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  March 15, 2013
normally you don t need a ref pic, but, I think this one should have one, it s so special, I just can t imagine the real bird, you make me want to have one, or move there, love this bird, as for cussoo...I don t have an e-mail adress, I tried, but, without it, it won t work, so I wanted to support you tom, but, I have to have more time to manage a new e-mail, and what comes with it, I m sure to do another one day, my ex messed my old one, as soon as I make a new one, I ll support you, I m just so bad with pcs...
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  March 15, 2013
This is great looking and well done. I'd like to own it as a set. The legs may need some work but the body and head are okay.
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  March 15, 2013
Pretty cool. Put wide tyres on it. I've seen more surreal things on here.
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  March 15, 2013
Very cute! Fantastic work mate!
DeTomaso Pantera
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Crystal Knight
  March 14, 2013
Clever how you`ve made the shape of the body !>.....well done
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  March 14, 2013
Wow, cool!
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  March 14, 2013
Looks cute! Keep it up. -LB Jr.
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  March 14, 2013
Aw, so cute. :3
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  March 14, 2013
Cute! He looks like he could be made of chocolate, too!
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  March 14, 2013
great!
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  March 14, 2013
Very cool!
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  March 14, 2013
Awesome! This totally AWESOME!
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  March 14, 2013
I love the modelling.
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  March 14, 2013
This NEEDS to be a set. I have a mighty need for a kiwi. A mighty, MIGHTY need. A MIGHTY. NEED. A need of fantastic might.
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  March 14, 2013
absolutely brilliant, kiwis are the cutest birds of all time
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  March 14, 2013
Aww its so cute, I always loved kiwis. :)
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  March 14, 2013
Well, I didnt see that one coming. Nice non-flying bird...
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  March 14, 2013
brilliant! Instantly recognisable, even to someone (like me) who doesn't really know anything about birds!
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  March 14, 2013
D'aww, so cute. Phenomenal shaping.
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  March 14, 2013
He's cute!
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  March 14, 2013
Nice! I like the look of this guy :)
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  March 14, 2013
Wow, he's bizarre! (in a good way) Great job! :)
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  March 14, 2013
Beautiful rendition of the flightless kiwi bird! I love it! Great to see that you are finally starting in your flightless bird creations! Keep them coming!
 
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