Conservation status
Doing OK

The kāhu's loping flying style and dashing courtship displays make it the gent of our skies. When it comes to mating season, they will let out the occasional whistle during display flights – males let out a “kee-a” to which the female responds with a “kee-o”. These beautiful birds fly close to the ground when hunting for prey. Their sharp eyes and sense of hearing make them very successful, particularly on open ground.

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Team Kahu

Team Kahu
#TeamKahu is a group of wildlife rehabilitators, conservationists and photographers that have a shared love of our native harrier. Led by Scott Bowman, a raptor rehab specialist from Oxford Bird Rescue, #TeamKahu are dedicated to seeing this awesome bird of prey fly to the top of the BOTY leaderboard! #VoteKahu

Photo: © Shellie Evans