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Kiwi eggs can weigh up to one quarter the weight of the female.

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Applied to the bird, the term usually is uncapitalized, with the plural either the anglicized "kiwis" or, consistent with the M?ori language, appearing as "kiwi" without an "s" (CNZ 2008).

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Kiwis are by far the smallest extant ratites.

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Kiwis comprise the genus Apteryx, which is the only genus in the family Apterygidae.

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About the size of a domestic chicken, kiwis are by far the smallest living ratites—a group of flightless birds that also includes ostriches, emus, rheas, and elephant birds.

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Kiwis eat small invertebrates, seeds, grubs, and many varieties of worms.

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Kiwis are shy birds that nest in deep burrows and are usually nocturnal.

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Upon examining DNA from New Zealand's native moa, they believe that the kiwi is more closely related to its Australian cousins (ABC 2001).

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Kiwis have a highly developed sense of smell, which they use to find small insects and grubs in the soil.

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Kiwi also is the common name of a fruit (kiwi fruit or kiwifruit; also known as the Chinese gooseberry).

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Applied to the people of New Zealand, the term is capitalized, with the plural as Kiwis.

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The name may originate from the cry that the kiwi makes, which sounds like "kiwi, kiwi."

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The word kiwi {k?'w?; kee-wee) comes from the M?ori language, a Malayo-Polynesian language of the Austronesian family, spoken by about 100,000 of New Zealand's inhabitants.

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Once bonded, a male and female kiwi tend to live their whole lives together as a monogamous couple.

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According to British scientists, the kiwi may be an ancient import from Australia.

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Analysts argue that those who read this passage as condoning rape do so as a result of a misinterpretation of the Bible's original Greek.

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Kiwis are notable for laying eggs that are very large in relation to their body size.

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A kiwi egg may equal 15 to 20 percent of the body mass of a female kiwi.

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