Deborah Kruger


(Rhynochetos Jubatus)

This almost flightless bird is found only on New Caledonia in the South Pacific. No other birds species have nasal corns like the Kagu does. So what is the purpose of these “nasal corns”? Well, the accepted theory is they cover the nostrils of the bird to prevent soil and debris from entering the nose while they are rooting through the soil looking for tasty worms and insects to eat. Threats: dogs, pigs, habitat loss. There are 350 – 1,500 individuals left

Did you know: Both parents share the responsibility of incubating and raising the young Kagu. Isn’t it nice when a family works together to properly raise their children?