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Tawny Frogmouths

Podargus strigoides

Notes:

This beautiful pair were perched in a tree at my in-laws' house in north Brisbane. Tawny Frogmouths are often mistaken for owls; however, there are many differences. One is that they are almost exclusively insectivorous, and catch their prey with their beaks rather than with their talons. Tawny Frogmouths generally remain sitting very still on a low perch, and wait for food to come to them. They hunt at night and, like this pair, they spend the day roosting on a comfy perch.

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8 Comments

I like that mysterious grotesque stare.

ShannaB
ShannaB 7 years ago

Thank you Ursula and Antonio!

So cute pair ShannaB,very cool bird congrats and thanks for sharing

ursulav
ursulav 7 years ago

Those faces!

ShannaB
ShannaB 7 years ago

Thanks Rieko! I love them too. I was so excited to see them sitting there just ASKING to have their photo taken.

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

I just love frogmouths! Nice shot.

ShannaB
ShannaB 7 years ago

Thank you kd!

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Great photo ShannaB

ShannaB
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ShannaB

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Dec 23, 2013
Submitted on Dec 23, 2013

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