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
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/