laughing owl

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Noun1.laughing owl - almost extinct owl of New Zealand
bird of Minerva, bird of night, owl, hooter - nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
genus Sceloglaux, Sceloglaux - a genus of Strigidae
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In those three events, 11 species of moa, two adzebills, the giant eagle, two flightless geese, the giant swan, numerous flightless wrens, the native crow, owlet nightjar, giant coot, Dieffenbach's rail, laughing owl, native quail, native thrush, piopio, and many seabird species disappeared from the landscape.
She and her husband Andrew Einspruch head up Laughing Owl Productions, have backgrounds in comedy, theatre and television, have written and published twenty-five children's books, written for television including the award-winning children's show Hi-5, and have made numerous documentaries, docu-dramas, and music videos.
SILLY OWL NAMES: Fearful owl, whiskered screech owls, spectacled owl, the Malay buffy fish owl and the now-extinct white-faced or laughing owl which was endemic to New Zealand

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