Thanks Rob and Oscar
I heard a similar noise at night in Karori and was trying to figure out what it was for the last few days. Even thought we may have a kiwi about. We are near the green belt but that would seem super unlikely.
There are a lot of morepork around my place at the moment and so this makes sense. The call was exactly like the one rob recorded.
Mystery solved. Never knew that the morepork had a wider range of calls outside the classic.
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2am and googling loud peircing bird noise at night. Sounds like "Eow" - might partner says must be a cat. Not a cat. Morepork are in my area. Thanks guys. Driving me crazy wondering what it is
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