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Morepork (Ruru)

Morepork (Ruru)

Morepork. Adult pair roosting showing contrasting plumage. Blowhard Bush, December 2012. Photo by Adam Clarke

The bush on Mauao, Moturiki and Motuotau provides good cover for this owl, and it has been noted on most nights when the Petrel teams are running. One can be seen often on the ocean side of the track on Mauao very near the entrance gate.
Morepork (Ruru) – NZ Birds on Line