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Flight of the Kiwi

What came first: the kiwi or its enormous egg? Credit: Rod Morris Photography

What came first: the kiwi or its enormous egg? Credit: Rod Morris Photography (http://www.rodmorris.co.nz)

By Michael Lee & Trevor Worthy

How did large flightless birds such as emus, ostriches and kiwis disperse around the globe? Surprisingly, it seems they flew everywhere.

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