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Tawny Frogmouth

Podargus strigoides




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6 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

I still remember their terrifying calls during early night and evening twilight time. Their voice is very strange. They mostly seat on ground and hide in dried leafs.

lori.tas
lori.tas 7 years ago

Ashish, it's actually a very lazy nightjar. They don't catch things on the wing, instead they sit on a branch and wait for a mouse or skink to run underneath, and then pounce on it.

DarrenC
DarrenC 7 years ago

thanks AshishNimkar

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Feels like a miniature Owl...very nice bird..!!

DarrenC
DarrenC 7 years ago

thanks JesseMorton, we often get them around our place, I had to rescue one las year that was stuck in a fence

JesseMorton
JesseMorton 7 years ago

awesome looking creature!

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.65, Long: 145.52

Spotted on Jun 17, 2010
Submitted on May 19, 2011

Spotted for mission

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