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Nest Robbing and Food Storing by New Zealand Falcons (Falco novaeseelandiae)

Nick Fox
Publication Information
Journal: 
Raptor Research
Volume: 
13
Issue: 
2 (Summer)
Section: 
Scientific Papers
Year: 
1979
Pages: 
51-56
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Abstract

New Zealand Falcons at hack (i.e., controlled liberty) or in the wild were seen attempting to rob nests or to capture fledging young on at least 11 occasions. Food storage or retrieval was seen in numerous instances in 8 captive or semicaptive falcons and 13 wild pairs. Common situations in which these behaviors were seen are outlined, and the significance of food storage in raptors is discussed.

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