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morepork

(ˈmɔːˌpɔːk)
n
(Animals) Also called: ruru (NZ)a small spotted owl, Ninox novaeseelandiae, of Australia and New Zealand
Also called: mopoke (Austral)
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The opportunity was also taken to update the portrait of the Queen, and to introduce a new denomination, the fifty dollar note, which entered circulation from late 1983 and featured the ruru (morepork).
The boom in counter-culture magazines included Experiment (1956-70) and Argot (1962-72), joined by Frontiers (1968-70), The Word is Freed (1969-72), Fragments (1970-72), Edge (1971-76), Cave (1972-75), Lipsync (1972), Spleen (1975-77), Spiral (1976-82), and Morepork (1979-81), among others.
Above us, the Southern Cross, from the airfield, the hunting cry of the Australian owl: "Morepork, morepork!"
Their disregard for protective cover may also reflect the ability of adult wetapunga to better withstand attacks from potential native avian predators such as saddleback or morepork, these being visual hunters.
As Owlvis Presley; Owlie McBeal, and Owl Capone (moreporks, native New Zealand owls) flew past, the children were touched with "wisdom." Once they got over the giggles of the names, they listened intently to the belief that the wind of a morepork brings one wisdom.