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Tawny Frogmouth

Podargus strigoides

Description:

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...

Habitat:

Boondall Wetlands Reserve - http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/environme... The trees in this spotting location are predominantly She-oak (casuarina) and Melaleuca species.

Notes:

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).

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2 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Thanks very much, Pam. I think we all had a great day, and it's something I hope to do again soon.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Great info Neil... Had a wonderful day my 2nd day in Australia. Couldn't have been better!

Neil Ross
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Neil Ross

Boondall, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Aug 30, 2014
Submitted on Aug 30, 2014

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