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The extinct Little Bush Moa. In CLOAK OF PROTECTION is eaten by hokioi / Haast's eagle, dog, Forbes Harrier, and the human hunter

The extinct Little Bush Moa. In CLOAK OF PROTECTION is eaten by hokioi / Haast's eagle, dog, Forbes Harrier, and the human hunter

New Zealand Falcon hen raised in captivity but can still capture live birds and rodents which venture within striking distance.

New Zealand Falcon hen raised in captivity but can still capture live birds and rodents which venture within striking distance.

The New Zealand Falcon or Kārearea (Falco novaeseelandiae) is New Zealand's only endemic falcon and the only remaining bird of prey endemic to New Zealand. Other common names for the bird are bush hawk and sparrow hawk. It is frequently mistaken for the larger and more common swamp harrier.

The New Zealand Falcon or Kārearea (Falco novaeseelandiae) is New Zealand's only endemic falcon and the only remaining bird of prey endemic to New Zealand. Other common names for the bird are bush hawk and sparrow hawk. It is frequently mistaken for the larger and more common swamp harrier.

As well as the birds of prey that breed here, New Zealand is also visited by vagrant birds of prey from overseas. Description from wingspan.co.nz. I searched for this on bing.com/images

As well as the birds of prey that breed here, New Zealand is also visited by vagrant birds of prey from overseas. Description from wingspan.co.nz. I searched for this on bing.com/images

NZ Harrier (adult & young) by JG Keulemans (from Walter Buller's 'A History of The Birds of New Zealand' - 1870's)

NZ Harrier (adult & young) by JG Keulemans (from Walter Buller's 'A History of The Birds of New Zealand' - 1870's)

New Zealand Falcon http://www.wingspan.co.nz/birds_of_prey_gallery_falcon.html

New Zealand Falcon http://www.wingspan.co.nz/birds_of_prey_gallery_falcon.html

Kahu (Australasian Harrier Hawk) by Rex Homan, Māori artist (i love his work, he really gets the essence of it)

Kahu (Australasian Harrier Hawk) by Rex Homan, Māori artist (i love his work, he really gets the essence of it)

Harrier Hawk New Zealand South Island - Such magnificent birds... a photo taken in the wild...

Harrier Hawk New Zealand South Island - Such magnificent birds... a photo taken in the wild...

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