The Apteryx is characterized by the rudimentary condition of the wings, which are useless as organs of flight.

Apteryx

The Apteryx is characterized by the rudimentary condition of the wings, which are useless as organs…

"Apteryx is a genus of birds, the typical one of the family apterygidæ. Two species are known- the A. australis and A. mantelli, both from New Zealand. The natives call the former, and probably also the latter, Kiwikiwi, which is an imitation of their peculiar cry. The A. austalis is somewhat less in size than an ordinary goose. It runs when pursued, shelters itself in holes, and defends itself with its long bill; but unable as it is to fly, its fate, it is to be feared, will soon be that of the dodo- it is now almost extinct."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Apteryx

"Apteryx is a genus of birds, the typical one of the family apterygidæ. Two species are known-…

The Kiwi, a native of New Zealand is closely related to the Ostrich but much smaller. It is also a flightless bird.

Kiwi

The Kiwi, a native of New Zealand is closely related to the Ostrich but much smaller. It is also a flightless…

Also known as the apteryx, the kiwi bird posses a long, slender bill, which it uses for feeding on insects at night.

Kiwi

Also known as the apteryx, the kiwi bird posses a long, slender bill, which it uses for feeding on insects…