A man was flown to hospital after being "bowled over by a cow" in Northland this afternoon, emergency services say.

Paramedics were called to a property in Maungaturoto at 5.17pm where a man in his 40s was injured by the animal, a St John Ambulance spokeswoman said.

"He was bowled over by a cow."

The man suffered moderate injuries and was flown to Whangarei Hospital in the Northland Emergency Services Trust rescue helicopter.

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Further information was not immediately available.