Story: Birds of prey

New Zealand falcon

New Zealand falcon

Falcons are swift fliers, and chase down their prey. Each pair needs a hunting territory large enough to feed themselves and their young. The territory can vary from 9 square kilometres in open country, to 75 square kilometres in dense forest where prey is harder to find. They defend their area from other falcons.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Birds of prey - New Zealand falcon', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

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