Entry from British & World English dictionary
1 (also morepork) Australian another term for boobook.
- The sun suddenly sinks, and the mopokes burst out into horrible peels of semi human laughter.
- Multiple species windbreaks can be a habitat for owls, mopokes and other predatory birds which will eat the rats, mice and other vermin that cause havoc within an orchard.
- OK, they're actually called Boobook Owls, but all right-minded people call them mopokes due to their call.
Early 19th century: imitative of the bird's cry.
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