Metalbird | Ruru | Morepork


Often heard, rarely seen, it’s very hard to get a close encounter with a Ruru. It hangs out in dense forests, singing out its English name – more-pork. Silent flight is one of its superpowers along with the ability to rotate its neck 270 degrees, not to be creepy but to look for prey like moths, beetles, mice and lizards. Ruru’s big shining yellow eyes play an important part in Maori mythology and tradition. It’ll look amazing in your backyard especially with the full moon behind it.

Our Ruru is:

  • 31cm high by 24cm wide (includes measurement of the branch/spike)
  • Easily installed with the tap of a hammer (pre-drill hard wood)
  • Crafted in 3mm Corten® 'weathering' Steel to form a beautiful patina that changes with the seasons
  • Makes an ideal gift for a friend who can rotate their head 270 degrees, or failing that, are fun to go out at night with

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The Metalbird Story:

Metalbird grew from a New Zealand Street Art Project I started back in 2009. I created and installed cool metal bird silhouettes around my neighbourhood just for fun. People loved them, wanted them and 10 years later Metalbird has become a global art project.

With the simple tap of a hammer, this beautifully crafted, iconic, life-like bird silhouette will transform your backyard, garden or environment into a work of art and put smiles on faces for years to come.

Producing locally and ethically is important to us. Each bird is proudly cut then crafted in a small family owned NZ factory out of premium 11-Gauge Corten Steel.

We love what we do. We hope it shows.

Welcome to the project.

Author Signature— Phil Walters, Creator of Metalbird