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Tawny Frogmouths are Australian native birds and are related to the Nightjar family. They are not raptorial birds, and are therefore not owls. Found this fellow perched on a wooden gate, situated outside a mower repair workshop, adjacent to a car park. No amount of noisy lawn mowers blowing smoke, nor cars, nor people, seemed to phase this guy. Detailed information on the species can be found at one of my most popular spottings - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/212...
This fellow was spotted in a commercial area adjacent to a busy main road.
Frogmouths will usually roost in trees, but I've also seen them roosting on many man-made structures including patio railings, the top of a door and a ceiling fan (inside a house), rooftop ventilation pipes, roof gutter downpipes, and chain wire fencing. Now also on a wooden gate. PS: The first spotting using my new camera.
Spotted on Aug 27, 2014
Submitted on Aug 27, 2014
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