Kōrero: Birds of prey

Haast’s eagle

As shown in this reconstruction, Haast’s eagle preyed on moa and other large birds. The world’s largest eagle, it became extinct after its main prey had been hunted to extinction. Its 3-metre wingspan was relatively short for a 12–13-kilogram eagle, but longer wings would have made flying in the forest difficult.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Birds of prey - New Zealand’s birds of prey', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/9945/haasts-eagle (accessed 1 December 2023)

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