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NZ Morepork .. Native owl. They are just tiny! Only surviving native owl

NZ Morepork .. Native owl. They are just tiny! Only surviving native owl

The New Zealand native owl the Morepork (or ruru in Maori). Seen at Rotorua.

The New Zealand native owl the Morepork (or ruru in Maori). Seen at Rotorua.

Morepork, Ninox novaeseelandiae | ©Glenda Rees   (New Zealand)

Morepork, Ninox novaeseelandiae | ©Glenda Rees (New Zealand)

Ruru. Geoff Moon, Morepork arriving with moth, from Focus on New Zealand birds (1960).

Ruru. Geoff Moon, Morepork arriving with moth, from Focus on New Zealand birds (1960).

Ruru (Morepork Owl) Ninox novaeseelandiae.  by Steve Attwood -

Ruru (Morepork Owl) Ninox novaeseelandiae. by Steve Attwood -

Morepork/ruru. New Zealand’s only surviving native owl. Photo: Rod Hay #nzbirds

Morepork/ruru. New Zealand’s only surviving native owl. Photo: Rod Hay #nzbirds

ruru in flight - Google Search

ruru in flight - Google Search

Beautiful ruru/morepork; photo by Pj Renshaw, NZ

Beautiful ruru/morepork; photo by Pj Renshaw, NZ