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Tawny Frogmouth

Podargus strigoides


The tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a species of frogmouth native to Australia that is found throughout the Australian mainland and Tasmania. Tawny frogmouths are big-headed stocky birds often mistaken for owls due to their nocturnal habits and similar colouring. They are not raptorial birds, and are therefore not owls.


Saw 3 of these birds on a trip to the Boondall wetlands with Neil Ross and Shanna Bignell.


Boondall Wetlands Reserve -

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Brilliant photos, Pam. This fellow couldn't be bothered doing the 'stump' pose - sleep was a better option. Both birds were resting on native sheoak.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Aug 30, 2014
Submitted on Sep 3, 2014

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