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Someone Called The Kiwi A "Fat, Flightless Fuck" And New Zealanders Don't Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry

Someone Called The Kiwi A "Fat, Flightless Fuck" And New Zealanders Don't Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry

Kimberley Collins, Bird of the Year Coordinator, told BuzzFeed News the response to the competition had been intense, but given the New Zealand people's relationship with birds, this was not surprising. "New Zealand is a land of birds," she said. "We have 168 species. What's interesting is that we don't have any native land mammals other than two species of bat, so birds are a huge part of New Zealand, and part of our identity. We call ourselves Kiwis ... We all have a story to tell about a bird."Collins said that although she receives a few messages and emails of frustration each year, 2017 has seen her inbox flooded with people asking why their bird isn't included in the competition, or "why the albatross species are split up"."For us, Bird of the ...