thad at eyrie.org
Fri Jun 8 14:27:03 PDT 2007
On Fri, 8 Jun 2007, Lalo Martins wrote:
> So, I have a character in 58.5 who is a kiwi. So I went netside to do
> some homework. They have really long beaks, with the nostrils in the end
> (rather than the base, like most birds). Wings so tiny you can't see
> them in the plumage. And they come in different shades of brown
> (depending on the species; one is spotted).
And are nocturnal.
> Er. Why are ours often described as green? O.o Are they maybe hybrids
> of the bird and the fruit? Or maybe they just haven't matured yet? Or
> they're radioactive mutant birds?
To quote from Ian Porell's first Kid Kiwi Kommandoes:
"1. Kiwis are green. Yes I know they're actually brown, but I kinda like
them green, so they are, in my stories. And one particular kiwi, at
least, will actually eat roast beef."
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