Taxidermied morepork - Ninox novaeseelandiae - or Ruru. ; Rangitikei District; ...
Taxidermied morepork - Ninox novaeseelandiae - or Ruru.
Mounted specimen of a morepork - Ninox novaeseelandiae - or Ruru. Mounted at a normal angle with the head looking straight ahead and the wings closed.
William DawbinField Collection Date
1903Field Collection Place Description
Rangitikei DistrictSubject 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 of Te Manawa Museums TrustCredit Line
Donated by Mr W.H DawbinObject Type
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