This prize was too good to risk loosing!
Australasian Harrier garding its food
A rather stringee bit
Australasian Harrier, Kahu is commonly seen flying over farmland through out NZ.
This mature bird has just landed to inspect a possum it has spied in farm paddock, Coast Rd Wainuiomata. NB. the legs have a interesting coverage of feathers that I have not seen in any other pictures or illustrations.
This young Harrier is notable for its dark brown coloring (body & eyes)
This is serious!
Here we see two male Harriers fighting over who gets to eat first. This skermish was over very quickly(2 sec).
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