The morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae), also called the Tasmanian spotted owl, is a small brown owl found throughout New Zealand and Tasmania. The bird has almost 20 alternative common names, including mopoke, southern boobook, ruru and boobook – many of these names are onomatopoeic, as they emulate the bird's distinctive two-pitched call. Two subspecies, the Lord Howe boobook and the Norfolk Island boobook, became extinct during the 20th century.
“New Zealand's alpine parrot the Kea (Nestor notabilis) shows its brilliant underwing colours in Arthur's Pass National Park on the South Island. Stunning pic by NZ wildlife photographer Jonathan Harrod https://t.co/2UMpKib4W0”