Dugan came to school the other day with a bird he'd found on the road. It had been hit by a car.
But it wasn't a common bird. It was big, and speckled. We wondered what species it was.
Dugan thought it was a New Zealand native falcon. We looked at the native birds we know of and wondered if it really is a falcon.
|It has beautiful patterned wings.|
|It has yellow feet and a hooked beak.|
|It has strong feet and long sharp claws.|
|Here is a poster of a morepork, or Ruru.|
We thought the bird looked a lot like this.
Perhaps it is a Ruru?