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  • n. An owl (Sceloglaux albifacies) of New Zealand, now probably extinct, named for its cry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a peculiar owl (Sceloglaux albifacies) of New Zealand, said to be on the verge of extinction. The name alludes to its notes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. almost extinct owl of New Zealand

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  • I do too.

    April 21, 2009

  • I don't know, I think this is terribly sad.

    April 21, 2009

  • Hah! Reminds me of the cartoon where a lion is mounting a zebra in an 'amorous tryst', when a lioness appears. The lion says to the antelope "Good grief, it's my wife!! Pretend that I'm trying to kill you . . "

    April 21, 2009

  • I think he was caught red-handed in an amorous tryst with a guillemot and died of shame.

    April 21, 2009

  • White-Faced owl found dead at Bluecliffs ... was he being blackmailed?

    April 21, 2009

  • Also known as the Whēkau or White-Faced Owl; endemic to New Zealand. The last recorded specimen was found dead at Bluecliffs Station in Canterbury, NZ, on July 5, 1914.

    April 20, 2009