Wed, 10 Oct 2012 5:26a.m.
With a few hours to go in the Bird of the Year competition, the New Zealand falcon, or karearea, looks to have the title in its talons.
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11/10/2012 8:10:40 a.m.
The greatest threat to our native birds is DoC and AHB via 1080 poison - 1080 is an insecticide, birds eat the poison directly (watch http://youtu.be/Smp2TdbOPaI) and insects that have died from consuming 1080. DoC and AHB kill thousands of native birds every year - criminal behaviour.
10/10/2012 4:31:21 p.m.
the problem for our falcon is that they are ground nesting, so easy targets for rats, stoats, cats and dogs. It is also targeted by humans who illegally shoot them to protect their chickens or pigeons. There are fewer falcons than there are kiwi but don't seem to attract the same conservation notice as other endangered birds. If you have domestic poultry that are free range, please ensure that they have shelter (trees, bushes) that they can hide from aerial predators. Don't shoot this amazing creature because you fail to provide your stock the necessary environment.
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