mopoke


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mopoke

a small spotted owl, Ninox novaeseelandiae, of Australia and New Zealand. In Australia the tawny frogmouth, Podargus strigoides, is very often wrongly identified as the mopoke
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The air is filled with the shrieks and screams of the curlew or the mopoke, the howl of the dingo.
The sun suddenly sinks, and the mopokes burst out into horrible peals of semi-human laughter.