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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 can be 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 and Kowhai Lane are Solar Powered

Sails Ashore now produces 100 % of our electrical needs, and have cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.
Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" and exports excess electricity to the local grid.
Both have significantly reduced our carbon footprint

 


 

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


 

We are Fully Vaccinated