Kōrero: Birds of prey

Mid-air food pass

This slow-motion film clip shows a male falcon bringing food to the female, delivering it in mid-air. He carries the food in his talons, and as she approaches he releases it for her to catch in her beak. The food pass takes place at high speed and requires precision timing. The female will tear up the food then feed it to the chicks. Once they are big enough to leave unguarded, she too will hunt.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

TVNZ Television New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

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/video/9975/mid-air-food-pass (accessed 31 July 2021)

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