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Two Tawny Frogmouths roosting in a native She-oak (casuarina) tree. They are Australian native birds and are related to the Nightjar family. They are not raptorial birds, hence they are not owls. The posture of these two birds is very relaxed, otherwise they would assume a position known as 'stumping'. Detailed information on the species can be found at one of my most popular spottings - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/212...
Boondall Wetlands Reserve - http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/environme... The trees in this spotting location are predominantly She-oak (casuarina) and Melaleuca species.
Spotted with my PN buddies Shanna Bignell and Pamela Sai. Thank you both for such a wonderful day :-) PS: The two white spots on the tree just above the bird are spider nests - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/480... and I've only ever seen these on one other species of tree - the Red Gum (Angophora leiocarpa).