October 10, 2012
New Zealand’s fastest bird, the karearea/ New Zealand falcon, has been voted the 2012 Bird of the Year.
. . . karearea are also known for their aerial acrobatics. They have a maximum speed of 230km/hr and can catch their prey mid-flight, making this falcon the daredevil of the air.
It received 1255 out of 10223 votes.
September 24, 2010
Royal Forest & Bird’s annual poll to find the country’s favourite bird is underway.
The Pukeko is leading so far with 621 votes.
Half Pie, campaign manager for kārearea, the New Zealand falcon, recorded an interview with Kakarapiti, a young male of the species.
Voting closes on October 13th.