Falcon, New Zealand

A female New Zealand Falcon (Falco novaeseelandiae). The upper surface is blackish brown and the tail has fine white bars. The fore neck is white and the remainder of the undersurface is streaked brown with spots of white. It is mounted on a branch attached to a black wooden base. One leg is slightly higher than the other.
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This species is endemic to New Zealand. It is widely distributed.They are threatened by land clearing, and introduced predators. They are part of captive programs where individuals supplement the wild population.
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