By Debbie Anderson

The Ruru is part of our native New Zealand bird series! The Ruru is known for its haunting, melancholic call, and are speckled brown with yellow eyes set in a dark facial mask.

We layer up the feathers by using short brush strokes and shades of warm yellow and brown.

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