+64 3 219 1151 tait@sailsashore.co.nz

Morepork

Ruru

Ninox novaezeelandiae

The call of the morepork is part of the night sounds in the New Zealand forest, but talking with my guests few New Zealanders have actually seen one. ¬†We occasionally “get lucky”, often because one has been discovered by a flock of smaller birds in it’s daytime roost. The cacophony of scolding which erupts is often a give away that they have found one. They are often creatures of habit, and will day roost in the same tree for months on end, and of course if it’s close to a track we are able to show our guests.

Size 290 mm

Morepork

Morepork

Morepork

Adult & Juvenile

Morepork

This adult & juvenile roosted here for each day for 4 months. Dead Rimu fronds are a superb camoflage

Morepork


Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street, Stewart Island, 9846 NEW ZEALAND

+64 3 219 1151

Email: tait@sailsashore.co.nz Web: www.sailsashore.co.nz