New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1983) 6: 143- 144

Kiwi food study

Ruud Kleinpaste  
Rogan Colbourne  
  1. NZ Forest Service, Private Bag, Auckland, New Zealand

[This is a resume of a paper read at the Ecological Society Conference, 1982.]

First paragraph:
Foods of the North Island brown kiwi (Apteryx australis mantelli) in Waitangi State Forest, Northland were studied from March 1981 to July 1982. The availability of invertebrates was monitored by monthly soil and litter sampling and pitfall trapping, and the kiwi's diet was studied by faecal and gizzard analysis.