The female falcon breaks food into pieces for her chicks. Here they are eating the leg of a small bird. Nests may be high on bluffs, tucked into a rock for shelter, or high in a tree. In open country falcons may nest on the ground. In each case they have a clear view of potential intruders. The nearby area is well defended – nesting falcons sometimes dive-bomb people and can cause head injuries.
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Department of Conservation
Photograph by Barry J. Harcourt
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