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Last night around dusk I thought I saw a kāhu eating a sparrow on top of a tree in the backyard, but our other birds didn’t seem concerned. Upon closer inspection it turned out to be a pūkeko finding a nesting spot.

Never seen that before, although I have heard its screeches before in the evening.

@futuresprog i mean we all knew they could get up a ponga, but only at Christmas right?

@xurizaemon They can fly surprisingly well but are reluctant to. Their hidden weapon!

I once surprised a pūkeko in my backyard and it took off and flew a lap around my house without hesitation, which astonished me considering it had walked in across the paddock.

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