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Tawny Frogmouth

Podargus strigoides


Naturally found in Australia, and look similar to an owl to the point that other birds think they are. They are not owls, but are nocturnal like the owl. They have a large mouth built to catch bugs. Their inside of the mouth is a yellow color to look like a flashlight. The light yellow attacks the bugs to their mouth.


I found this guy in the "Wings of Asia" of Zoo Miami, Florida.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 16, 2013
Submitted on Mar 18, 2013

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