Kiwi birds carry the largest eggs in proportion to their bodies

April 27, 2011 · 14 comments

In comparison with other birds, Kiwi lays the largest eeg in proportion to its body. Kiwi birds lay around 100 eggs during their lifetime. Life expectancy of kiwi is from 50 to 60 years. Below is how an egg sits inside the bird’s skeleton.

Kiwi birds carry the largest eggs in proportion to their bodies

The egg is equivalent to 15-25% of the bird’s body mass. To compare, ostrich’s egg is equivalent to 2% of the mother’s body mass, while a newborn human accounts only for 5% of the mother’s body mass.

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bakedpotatoes June 4, 2011 at 7:56 am

Kiwi. Not kiwi bird. We do not call pigeons pigeon birds.

cheesyomlette June 4, 2011 at 10:00 am

Then again, we don’t have pigeon fruits to worry about either. ;P

Bacon and Beer June 4, 2011 at 10:06 am

No, but we can worry about Kiwi people.

admin June 4, 2011 at 10:19 am


HashedBrowns June 11, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Kiwi people are the worst

Pancakes with Syrup June 13, 2011 at 1:35 am

Im confizzled

Jack and Jim June 14, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Kiwi People…People from New Zealand are called Kiwis.

Ramshankle June 17, 2011 at 8:24 am

Well in all fairness, “pigeon” is not also the name of a tropical fruit.

D June 25, 2011 at 7:49 am

@HashedBrowns Fuck you asshole

Abbott July 30, 2011 at 12:02 am

Kiwi fruits lay less eggs

Taubin November 30, 2011 at 12:09 am

Kiwi people happen to be some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. In fact, my wife is a Kiwi

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