Rainbow of Spirituality
The Kiwi Bird
Kiwi - Knowing When To Give
Inspiring affection and protective qualities in others, having a good
nose (literally and metaphorically), being quite sensitive, being able
to give birth to large, expansive ideas, putting your all into a
project, using walking as a healing and meditative tool, forest wisdom,
knowing when to give, and when to receive.
The kiwi is a flightless ratite (the smallest in the world), endemic to
New Zealand where it is the national symbol of the country. There are
five species of kiwi, with varying conservation statuses ranging from
not threatened, to Endangered. They have the largest egg in proportion
to their body size in the world (approximately 1/3 of their body size).
They have an exceptional sense of smell, and their nostrils are located
at the end of their beak to assist in the location of prey such as
worms and invertebrates. They are shy, often nocturnal (particularly in
areas where feral animals and human habitation is high), and monogamous
in nature. Some kiwi are severely threatened by predation from feral
animals such as cats, stoats and dogs.
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