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


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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


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.)

Named Collection

Collection of Te Manawa Museums Trust

Credit Line

Donated by Mr W.H Dawbin

Object Type

Ninox novaeseelandiae/Taxonomy

Object number


Copyright Licence  

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