Kōrero: 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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Photograph by Jason Searle

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Birds of prey - New Zealand falcon', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9974/new-zealand-falcon (accessed 1 August 2021)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015