Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides

Tawny Frogmouth
Tawny Frogmouth
Frogmouths come from Australasia; the Tawny Frogmouth from Australia. They are nocturnal predators but, despite the similarity of their plumage to owls they are more related to nightjars.
Tawny Frogmouth pairAbove left: pair of Tawny Frogmouths - male and female are similar.
Tawny Frogmouth mother with chickAbove right: mother and young Tawny Frogmouth chick
Frogmouth mouthWhen their wide mouths are open they can look similar to mouths of frogs.
Tawny FrogmouthLike owls, they feed on small rodents, reptiles and insects but they catch them in their large mouths rather than with their feet/talons (so are not classed as birds of prey).
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Frogmouth and chick Frogmouth and chick
Tawny Frogmouth and chick
Tawny Frogmouth juvenile Tawny Frogmouth juvenile
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Tawny Frogmouth and young
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