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Taxidermied morepork - Ninox novaeseelandiae - or Ruru. ; ; Rangitikei District; 9...

Taxidermied morepork - Ninox novaeseelandiae - or Ruru.
; Rangitikei District; 97/55/4
Name/Title
Taxidermied morepork - Ninox novaeseelandiae - or Ruru.

About this object
Mounted specimen of a morepork - Ninox novaeseelandiae - or Ruru. Mounted at a normal angle with the head looking straight ahead and the wings closed.

Field Collector
William Dawbin
Field Collection Date
1903
Field Collection Place Description
Rangitikei District
Subject and Association Description
One of a group of bird specimens, huia, tui, kingfisher and morepork.
The specimens were deposited in 1978 with the Manawatu Museum and then sent to the National Museum for conservation. "The morepork is found in settled and forest districts throughout New Zealand. It feeds on insects mainly, also small animals such as lizards and mice". (Falla et al.)

Collection
Collection of Te Manawa Museums Trust
Credit Line
Donated by Mr W.H Dawbin
Object number
97/55/4

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ruru owls in flight


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