when people think of New Zealand one particular bird often springs to mind, the Kiwi.
it's become one of our best known symbols, in fact people often refer to us as "Kiwis"
We have a wonderful abundance of native birds, many are very intelligent, clever, boisterous, resourceful and full of energy, the Kea for instance. Some say therefor that the shy, flightless Kiwi
doesn't have the personality suited to our temperament, I think that these things come about irregardless of logic and the fact that it is such a unique character will ensure it remain our symbol for a very along time to come.