Kicker is a male kiwi hatched in Riponui sept 2012.
Species: North Island Brown Kiwi
His dad was “The Knight”, he was 270g and 45.6mm bill length when I transferred him to Limestone is at 10 days old.
He was caught by Emma at Limestone 17/10/16 while he was fighting with another bird – hence the name (Ngaire’s son Max came up with the suitable name). So he was over 4 years old on release.
Released on 20/12/16
Location: Tawapou, Tutukaka Coast
Bill length: 101.5 mm
3 Monthly Check on 29/3/17
This check was just to ensure the tx leg band was not affecting the bird, and change it to the other leg. Read more about this check…
Located at Tawapou near his release site
Bill length: 103.6mm