ūpoa

ūpoa, n. An unidentified bird with dark plumage that lives in the hills giving a hooting call at night which is thought to presage disaster.

‘E ūpoa tērā manu e tangī ra.
That is an

ūpoa
calling;

Kua kākāoa _ upoa ‘aia.
He hooted like an

ūpoa.

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