Ruru / Morepork

Ninox novaeseelandiae

Summary 5

The Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae), also called the Tasmanian spotted owl, is a small brown owl found throughout New Zealand, Tasmania, across most of mainland Australia and in Timor, southern New Guinea and nearby islands. This bird is the smallest owl in Australia and is the continent's most widely distributed and common owl.

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  1. (c) cskk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/58792328@N00/4331645399
  2. (c) janet, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  3. (c) ctnash, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Chris Nash, http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/1396499
  4. (c) manuhume, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/1259093
  5. Adapted by Tim Park from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninox_novaeseelandiae

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