mopoke

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mopoke

(ˈməʊˌpəʊk)
n
1. (Animals) Also called (NZ): ruru 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
2. slang Austral and NZ a slow or lugubrious person
Also called (NZ): morepork
[C19: imitative of the bird's cry]
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Species included in this study were laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae; n = 11), rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus; n = 6), musk lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna; n = 1), crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans; n = 9), eastern rosella (Platycercus eximius; n = 1), galah (Eolopirns roseicapilla; n = 3), yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus; n = 1), Australian magpie (Cracticus tibicen\ n = 4), tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides, n = 7), southern boobook owl (Ninox novaeseelandiae; n = 1), Australian hobby (Falco longipennis; n = 1), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus; n = 1) and brown goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus; n = 1).
Species Released Not Released Not released released Australian hobby 1 -- -- -- Australian magpie 2 -- 1 1 Brown goshawk -- -- 1 -- Crimson rosella 3 2 -- 4 Eastern rosella 1 -- -- -- Galah -- -- 1 2 Laughing kookaburra 2 -- 5 4 Musk lorikeet i -- -- -- Peregrine falcon -- -- 1 -- Rainbow lorikeet 2 -- -- 4 Southern boobook owl -- -- -- 1 Tawny frogmouth 3 -- 1 3 Yellow-tailed black 1 -- cockatoo Total (%) 16 (89%) 2 (11%) 10 (34%) 19 (66%)
Boo, a Southern Boobook owlet, leans out of the nest she shares with her siblings to see what is making such a big noise in the storm, and falls to the ground.
The last page of the book talks about the Southern Boobook Owl and the threats it faces.
The section on breeding biology contains 17 chapters, the first six of which focus on the Southern Boobook, which has received more of Olsen's research attention than any other owl.
But this year two Australian scientists identified the owl as Ninox sumbaensis, a new species and a relative of Australia's powerful owl and southern boobook.

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