Sceloglaux albifacies

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Noun1.Sceloglaux albifacies - 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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Predator Cave is a rich predator site accumulated by laughing owls (Sceloglaux albifacies).
Among those never to be seen again are the New Zealand laughing owl (Sceloglaux albifacies), the Cuban macaw (Ara tricolor), and the once spectacularly abundant North American passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius).
At Ardenest (Waikari, North Canterbury), remains of Grey-backed storm petrel (Oceanites nereis) were found at a deposit accumulated by Laughing owls (Sceloglaux albifacies; Worthy and Holdaway 1996).