Great Spotted Kiwi
Eukaryotes have membrane-bound organelles, complex cells, and their genetic material is held in the nucleus.
Animals are motile, lack cell walls, have no alternation of generations, are multicellular, and are heterotrophic.
Chordates have a notochord, hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal gill slits, an endostyle, and a post-anal tail at some point of development. They also have a well-developed coelom, are bilaterally symmetrical, and are triploblastic.
Birds have modified structures for flight: epidermal scales modified to feathers; bone structures modified for flight (reduced weight) and larger breast bone for wing attachment.
They are flightless birds.
They have no keel on their sternum and lack a strong anchor for their wing muscles, so they could not fly even if they developed suitable wings.
Kiwis are nocturnal flightless birds with long necks and stout legs.
Species: Apteryx haasti
They have a grey-brown plumage with lighter bands and are the largest of the kiwi species.
This is a morphological tree. Of the birds, the Great Spotted Kiwi belongs to the Struthioniformes. They belong to the class Apterygidae, which are most closely related to the Emu. The Apterygidae are split into the spotted kiwis and the brown kiwis. The spotted Kiwis are split into two groups: Apteryx owenii (Little Spotted Kiwi), and Apteryx haastii (Great Spotted Kiwi).
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