Kiwis are endemic to New Zealand. Here is some interesting info about Kiwis. Kiwis are shy birds and mostly nocturnal. This nocturnal habit of theirs may be a result of habitat intrusion by predators,including humans. They however can be seen in daylight,in places such as sanctuaries,where introduced predators have been removed.The nostrils at the end of their beaks gives them a highly developed sense of smell. They can locate insects and worms underground without actually seeing or feeling them. Kiwis are monogamous and live with their partners for more than 20 years.During the mating season, June to March, the pair call to each other at night, and meet in the nesting burrow every three days. All Kiwi species are endangered.