Morepork by Anni Morris

Acrylic on canvas.
Morepork: New Zealand’s native owl, Maori name (Ruru) sitting at dusk under a Punga tree.
The Morepork is New Zealand’s only surviving native owl. It is a small owl. It’s melancholy cry sounds as if it is saying “more-pork”.
A bird of the night it is often linked to the spirit world and is known as a watchful guardian. Some say they have the power to protect, warn and advise.
I have a particular fondness for owls.

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  • kimbaross
    kimbarossover 7 years ago

    Another great work!

  • brummieboy
    brummieboyover 7 years ago

    And this is a lovely painting ….

  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisover 7 years ago

    Phew…that was quick. Thanks so much for your comments, much appreciated :)

  • missmilly
    missmillyover 7 years ago

    How gorgeous!

  • helene
    heleneover 7 years ago

    Wonderful image!

  • Hiroko
    Hirokoover 7 years ago

    Beautifully done Anni, great design!

  • cdwork
    cdworkover 7 years ago

    This is wonderful work!

  • CatInTheFog
    CatInTheFogover 7 years ago

    It’s a beautiful painting. I didn’t realise such an owl existed! I associate “morepork” with Terry Pratchett’s Ankh-Morpork only:)

  • amberafternoon
    amberafternoonover 7 years ago

    Nice composition! I love birds! Nice job!

  • Joh Osborne
    Joh Osborneover 7 years ago

    This one I love!! We have Moepoke Owls in Tasmania where I live, they have a distinctive call also boobook owls which are just as cheeky, they are quite noisy and you hear they are great!! thankyou Anni mpok mopok mmopoke boobook boobook

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