Boobook Owl (Morepork)
The morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae), also called the Tasmanian spotted owl, is a small brown owl found throughout New Zealand and Tasmania. The bird has almost 20 alternative common names, including mopoke, southern boobook, ruru and boobook – many of these names are onomatopoeic, as they emulate the bird's distinctive two-pitched call. Two subspecies, the Lord Howe boobook and the Norfolk Island boobook, became extinct during the 20th century.
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