Story: Birds of prey

Harrier with prey

Harrier with prey

Harriers often hunt ground prey in open country. They also feed on carrion – animals that are already dead when found.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Birds of prey - Swamp harrier', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

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