Kiwi Bird

Why are these guys still considered birds? At what point in the evolutionary process would this animal cease to be a bird?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    If Alligators and Crocodiles Weren't Alive Today and Were only Fossils we Would Consider Them Dinosaurs and the Distinction Between Archosaurs and True Dinosaurs Would Be Considered Arbitrarily

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      no we wouldn't

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Fun fact - they technically have the shortest beak of all birds.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      What? How?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Only the last millimeter of the "beak" actually opens. It's just a long hollow straw.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          What do you get out of your pointless lying?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Some bullshit about how beaks are measured from the distance from the nostrils to the tip of the beak. Kiwis have their nostrils right at the end of their beak so that’s where it’s measured

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Kiwi is being attacked to the point of being taken offline. I am sad.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Tfw u will never hug a kiwi

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      it hurts

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >At what point in the evolutionary process would this animal cease to be a bird?
    Never? You're still:
    >Human
    Ape
    >>>Ape
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    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      What a silly religion.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        have a nice day

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    They're still a bird, they just occupied the niche a mammal like a shrew would cover (nocturnal insectivore) since there aren't mammals in NZ (except bats, marine mammals and invasive ones)

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The real question is why evolution hasn't gotten rid of them.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      No predators
      Well, there were none

      Now there are in decline with cats and dogs roaming the islands

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Now there are in decline with cats and dogs roaming the islands
        And stoats and ferrets.

        https://i.imgur.com/EL1Vl6t.jpg

        Why are these guys still considered birds? At what point in the evolutionary process would this animal cease to be a bird?

        >Why are these guys still considered birds?
        Because they are birds. What do you think is unbirdlike about them?
        There are plenty of other flightless birds, such as emus, cassowaries, ostriches and penguins.
        Kiwis are small for a flightless bird but, as the other anon pointed out, they and other small flightless New Zealand birds such as the kakapo, takahe and weka had the luxury of evolving in the absence of mammalian predators.
        Kiwis are also still dinosaurs, by the way. They will never not be both birds and dinosaurs...

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >And stoats and ferrets.
          And rats and possums

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