Little spotted kiwi Little spotted kiwi (Apteryx owenii) is the smallest kiwi species – about the size of a bantam hen. Their plumage is pale mottled grey and shaggy. Population status. The total number of little spotted kiwi is thought to be just over 1500 and growing.
The North Island brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli; Apteryx australis or Apteryx bulleri as before 2000, still used in some sources), is a species of kiwi that is widespread in the northern two-thirds of the North Island of New Zealand and, with about 35,000 remaining, is the most common kiwi.
The Okarito kiwi (Apteryx rowi) also known as the rowi or Okarito brown kiwi, is a member of the kiwi family Apterygidae, described as new to science in 2003. The species is part of the brown kiwi complex, and is morphologically very similar to other members of that complex.