Female bush falcon at Wingspan. Photo copyright: Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust.

Female bush falcon

Capable of flying at speeds over 100 km/h and catching prey larger than itself, the New Zealand falcon/kārearea (Falco novaeseelandiae) is one of New Zealand's most spectacular birds.
 
One of 38 species of falcon worldwide, the New Zealand falcon is endemic to this country.
 
The falcon has a wide distribution, being found on both the North and South Islands and several offshore islands, including Stewart Island and the subantarctic Auckland Islands.

 
 

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