The NZ falcon(Karearea in te reo) are amazing sharp beaked feathered and fast birds of prey. I am here to tell about the NZ falcon and how you can help them be saved from extinction.
Their beak is like a sharp sword, skilled like a dodge ball pro, fast as a cheetah, endangered like the Kiwi, ultra rare like emeralds, smarter than a scientist, amazing as finding gold and there as brave as riflemen.The NZ falcon is an amazing bird of prey.Their feathers are black and golden on their back, white and black feathers on the tummy and their tail has rough black darker feathers.The male is around 43 cm long and weighs 300 grams and females are 47 cm long and weighs 500 grams.
The NZ falcon lives in our cities and they live in the wild, forests and bushes.
They eat small birds, insects, rodents, mammals, snakes, lizards, fish, turtles, frogs, eggs and birds bigger than itself.
The female lays between 1-4 eggs females are bigger than males.The eggs 33 days to hatch they don't make nests, just a scrape of a sheltered cliff ledge
Types in NZ
Southern falcon, Eastern falcon, Bush falcon
Did you know
The NZ falcon appears on our $20 bill and the sound they make is ‘Kek, kek, kek’
They can reach over 100 km per hour in a dive
They are shot by farmers and eaten by eagles, cats and pests.Habitats lost
ConclusionSo if you live on a farm and you see a falcon, don’t shoot it, think how rare they are and think how it would be to have no more falcons left and think what the second best bird of prey would be.Luckily, people save the NZ falcon by keeping them away from their threats and feeding them since they care about them and they are keeping them away from extinction.