KāreareaNew Zealand falcon

Conservation status
In some trouble

New Zealand sign language for kārearea / NZ Falcon

Famous for fronting the $20 note, kārearea can clock 230km/h and can catch prey mid-flight. They have even adapted to hunt within the dense New Zealand forests. Is this aerial acrobat going to smash the competition this year?

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Nich Kelly

The kārearea is a socially progressive millennial who deserves your vote for New Zealand's Bird of the Year. Follow us on 'The Millennial Falcon Party' Facebook page to see interesting facts, the latest news and some falcon good memes about our beloved endemic raptor.  

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Kārearea (New Zealand Falcon)

Photo: Craig McKenzie