Kōrero: 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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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10028816
Photograph by Rod Morris

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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/9976/juvenile-falcon (accessed 5 August 2021)

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