Ruru Morepork

Great Barrier Island

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Ecology Category: Fauna and Birds

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  • The native morepork is known for its haunting, melancholic call. This sound gives it the Māori name ‘ruru’.

    Image courtesy of Windy Hill Sanctuary

    New Zealand status: Native
    Conservation status: Not Threatened
    Found in: Forests throughout mainland New Zealand and offshore islands
    Threats: Predation, loss of habitat

    Read More at the Department of Conservation

    Source: Department of Conservation and licensed by greatbarrierisland.nz for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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