Definition of morepork in English:



NZ, Australian
  • another term for boobook
    • ‘At night, moreporks call to one another - a haunting cry that is now but rarely heard.’
    • ‘Their calls now join the soft cries of moreporks, native forest owls that have found their own ways un-assisted onto the island's roster of breeding birds.’
    • ‘Now, as the pre-dawn chill crunches in, the morepork is calling, getting next door's rooster going.’
    • ‘‘I was the first to see a morepork, no more than two arms length away,’ said Roger with real excitement in his voice.’
    • ‘We hear moreporks at night.’


Variant of mopoke.