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Tawny Frogmouths

Podargus strigoides


This bird is commonly mistaken for an owl. Unlike owls this bird feeds almost exclusively on insects and uses its mouth, not talons, to catch its prey. Seen while walking the dog through my local bushland, taken with an old digital cam.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

I'm fascinated by these birds! They look darker, especially on the breast, than the ones around here (Upwey, Victoria).

HeatherMiller 9 years ago

Fabulous spotting! They do look like owls, don't they?

Cameron4 9 years ago

I live near you!
and I made a sighting of tawnys too!
In Edgewater!

surekha 9 years ago

Amazing! Never seen them!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Dec 2, 2010
Submitted on Oct 5, 2011


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