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 pair Above left: pair of Tawny Frogmouths - male and female are similar.
Tawny Frogmouth mother with chick Above right: mother and young Tawny Frogmouth chick
Frogmouth mouth When their wide mouths are open they can look similar to mouths of frogs.
Tawny Frogmouth Like 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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