8x8cm. The second largest Kiwi of the five Kiwi species.
New Zealand, Hanging Birds
DescriptionThe endemic Kiwi Roroa conservation status is considered nationally vulnerable. Population is estimated to be apx 15,000 and a management program is in place to increase numbers.
Found in three main populations in the south island only. Northwest Nelson, Paparoa Range and Southern Alps. Kiwi Roroa have disappeared from many lowland sites presumably through a combination of habitat loss and predation from dogs and stoats. Dogs in particular go 'silly' when they smell Kiwi's, as apparently Kiwi's have a very exciting smell for dogs. There is a quick and easy kiwi deterrent program that dogs can go on that stops them hunting Kiwi.
The Kiwi won the New Zealand Bird of the Year in 2009. However this win was for the 'Kiwi Tribe' not just the Kiwi Roroa. Voting is in apx October/November every year and is always an exciting and heavily competed contest.
The Kiwi Roroa sparkly decoration was introduced in 2021.
This decoration is made of fabric, sequins, beads and coloured metallic threads. It is nice and light for posting. If you need to send them internationally we can do it for you. Handy information - The cost to send up to 10x NZ Bird sparkly decorations to the same international address is the same as sending 1x.