BIRDS — KIWIKIU — Hundreds of bird species are on a track toward extinction. If these species blink out, we’ll have just one species to blame: ours. — PLANET EARTH URBAN LANDSCAPES group

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The Kiwikiu lives as long as 16 years, choosing a single mate and remaining loyal throughout its life. Reproducing slowly, usually producing only a single chick every year or two, the young birds mature slowly, too. Immature birds remain with their parents from five months to over a year.

The Kiwikiu uses its heavy, specialized bill to split branches and extract insect larvae, the bird’s primary prey.

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