Story: Birds of prey

Falcon with prey

Falcon with prey

This falcon, photographed in the Rakaia Gorge in 2013, has caught a small bird and is plucking it on a fence post.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Birds of prey - New Zealand falcon', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/41768/falcon-with-prey (accessed 16 May 2022)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015