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Ceylon Frogmouth

Batrachostomus moniliger


These rare and endangered nocturnal birds are masters of camouflage.


Lower elevations of the south Western Ghats of India and contiguous areas in Sri Lanka. This pair seen at the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Thattekad near Kothamangalam, Kerala.


You cannot enter the forest without engaging the services of a local tribal guide at Thattekad. These guides know the roosting sites of the nocturnal Ceylon Frogmouths, and if you are lucky, you will certainly see them there. See more of my Ceylon Frogmouth pictures on Flickr:

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1 Comment

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Lovely and rare spotting... Precious for Project Noah..!!

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Kerala, India

Spotted on May 29, 2008
Submitted on Jun 27, 2012

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