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Morepork dusk

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Art print of the Morepork / Ruru - native owl of New Zealand. 

Morepork are considered guardians of the forest, with the power to protect, warn and advise.  They’re important birds in Maori mythology, and their glowing eyes can be found in Maori carvings, inlaid with paua shell.  The glaring eyes seen in the Haka, are also inspired by the Morepork.

As birds of the night, they can see in low light, but have exceptional hearing to locate prey in the dark.  They are silent in flight, with serrated feathers on their wings which muffle sound.  

They nest in tree cavities or on the ground, but this makes them easy prey for predators like stoats and cats. 

This image is set against a dusky blue sky background, with the Morepork in shades of cocoa brown and caramel.  (Also available with caramel background)


Small prints are packed in a clear cello bag with backing board, larger prints are packed in sturdy cardboard tubes.  

All prints come with a story about the Morepork.  Framing is available in black, white or natural oak frame. 

Framed print in photo is A0 size. 


Print Sizing (unframed)

A4  21cm x 30cm

A3  30cm x 42cm

A2  42cm x 59cm 

A1  59cm x 84cm 

A0 84cm x 119cm



Click to hear what a Morepork sounds like