Kōrero: Rabbits

Swamp harrier

Australasian harrier

The swamp harrier was one of only two rabbit predators native to New Zealand – the other was the weka. Swamp harriers only preyed on young rabbits, and would have had little impact when rabbit numbers began to increase in the 1870s.

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Natural Sciences Image Library of New Zealand
Reference: Bi2655Cst.jpg
Photograph by Richard Casswell

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Rabbits - Using predators for control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15262/swamp-harrier (accessed 5 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008