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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Still, there was some peace to be had the next night, when everything had settled down and all you could hear was `the tinkle of camel bells, the chirping of crickets, the humming of a few beetles, and the distant croak of a mopoke ...
The koalas of Mt Helen make the area particularly special and the abundance of wildlife presently co-existing with residents includes sugar gliders, feathertail gliders, mopoke owls, tawny frogmouth owls, wallabies and possums.
The air is filled with the shrieks and screams of the curlew or the mopoke, the howl of the dingo.