Whekau

Laughing owl, Ruruwhekau, Sceloglaux albifacies, White-faced owl

A large extinct owl, bigger than the ruru/morepork and with a white face.

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Date: 1884 - 1885 From: Archibald Dudingston Willis (Firm) :[Sample album of greeting cards, produced by A D Willis of Wanganui. ca 1885] Ref: E-936-f-014-2 Description: Shows the extinct laughing owl or wheaku in profile, perched on a rock. The printed card into which the painting is inserted reads 'Birthday greeting' in gol...
Keulemans, John Gerrard 1842-1912 :Morepork, Spiloglaux novae-zealandiae; Laughing owl, Sceloglaux novae-zelandiae. (One-half natural size). / J. G. Keulemans delt. & lith. [Plate XX. 1888].
Date: 1888 From: Buller, Walter Lawry (Sir) 1838-1906 :A history of the birds of New Zealand. 2d ed. London, John van Voorst, 1888. By: Keulemans, John Gerrard, 1842-1912; Judd & Company Ref: PUBL-0012-20 Description: Shows morepork at left, and laughing owl in right foreground. Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Judd & Co. Limited, Imp. Quantity: 1 colour art print(s)...
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Date: 1888 - 1970 - 1980 By: Keulemans, John Gerrard, 1842-1912; New Zealand. Tourist and Publicity Department Ref: A-233-040/045-a Description: Details from plates in Buller, W. L. : "History of the birds of New Zealand", London, 1888. Contents: Kaka. - Morepork and Laughing owl. - Paradise duck. - R...
Archibald Dudingston Willis (Firm) :S.I. thrush / Turnagra Crassirostris. Sceloglaux albifacies / Laughing owl. N.Z. pigeon. Tui. [ca 1885]
Date: 1884 - 1885 From: Archibald Dudingston Willis (Firm) :[Sample album of greeting cards, produced by A D Willis of Wanganui. ca 1885] Ref: E-936-f-014 Description: Page of original drawings of native birds on celluloid, prepared as greeting cards and presented as a sample album Other Titles - South Island thrush Quant...
Whekau or laughing owl
Date: Between 1889-1910 From: Wright, Henry Charles Clarke, 1844-1936 :Negatives Ref: 1/1-020529-G Description: Whekau or laughing owl, photographed by Henry Wright (in the Wellington Region?) between 1889-1910. Identified by Kennedy Warne, NZ Geographic, 1996 Quanti...