Ruru | Morepork (530/2613)

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A morepork at it's daytime roost. Small forest birds will often relentlessly mob moreporks if they find them during the day, so this small owl usually finds a discrete place to sleep.

Scientific name
Ninox novaeseelandiae
Common names
morepork, ruru, boobook, New Zealand owl
Little Barrier Island, New Zealand
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