Rare

S1 E3 | CLIP

Creature Clip: Rowi Kiwi

Watch Joel Sartore's photoshoot with the rowi kiwi, a rare flightless bird that lives in New Zealand. Watch the final episode of RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark Tuesday, August 1 at 9/8C.

AIRED: August 01, 2017 | 0:00:52
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TRANSCRIPT

- [Leith] Stand up, honey.

- [Narrator] Kiwi are flightless,

and they're the only bird in the world

to have adapted nostrils at the end of their bill.

It helps them smell and feel for food underground.

Their long beaks tap the ground,

probing for and retrieving insects.

(shutter clicking)

Their feathers are built for a ground game, as well.

Loose and less aerodynamic than their flying relatives,

kiwi plumage looks more like fur than feather.

(shutter clicking)

- It worked out, Leith.

- [Leith] Awesome.

- [Narrator] But focusing on the forest floor

and not being able to fly has cost them in the long run.

(calm music)


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