Story: Birds of prey

Juvenile falcon

Juvenile falcon

A young New Zealand falcon’s barred markings are less distinct than an adult’s. The eye-ring and cere (fleshy patch above the bill) are bright yellow in the adult, but paler in the juvenile. This is a southern New Zealand falcon in Fiordland’s Murchison Mountains.

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Reference: 10028816
Photograph by Rod Morris

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Gerard Hutching, 'Birds of prey - New Zealand falcon', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 May 2022)

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