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Keywords:Burwood Reserve, Karearea, Location, New Zealand, new zealand falcon, New Zealand wildlife, Te Anau area, Wildlife
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Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date modified17-May-11 17:08
New Zealand Falcon 1

New Zealand Falcon 1

The New Zealand Falcon (Falco novaeseelandiae), or Kārearea (Maori), is endemic to New Zealand, found in both the North and South Islands and several offshore islands, including Stewart Island and the subantarctic Auckland Islands. They are capable of flying over 100km per hour, hunting live prey, often making a fast direct flying attack and either striking or grasping the prey with their feet which are equipped with sharp talons. They feed on a range of animals, including insects, mammals and lizards, but their diet consists mainly of birds and they capable of taking larger prey than themselves.