Story: Introduced land birds

Little owl

Originally introduced from Germany, little owls are now established in the South Island. They are found mainly in flat pastoral country, especially on the east coast, while the native morepork is found more commonly on the west coast.

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Little owls', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 July 2024)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015