They are found only in New Zealand.
They are found in thick forests.
Their feathers are more hair-like in shape. They have nostrils on the tip of their beak for smelling food. They are the only bird in the world with nostrils on the end of their beak. They are about 14 inches tall.
They are active at night (nocturnal). They live in burrows in the ground and cannot fly. Their predators are all introduced species like dogs, ferrets, cats and weasels (stoats).
They eat insects, earthworm, fruit and seeds.
Pairs mate for life. The female lays a giant egg. The biggest egg compared to body size of any bird on earth. The males keeps it warm (incubates).
Species: A. mantelli
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