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Tawny Frogmouth

Podagrus stigoides

Range

  • Australia

Habitat

  • Forests

Diet

  • Insects
  • Worms
  • Slugs
  • Snails

Their wide “frog-like” bill has stiff whiskers around the base to aid in the capture of prey.

Mottled grey-brown plumage provides excellent camouflage, allowing them to seemingly disappear on a tree limb. This species is related to our native nighthawks and whip-poor-wills. They are nocturnal, meaning they are active at night. Tawny Frogmouths are found in the woodlands of Australia, where they prey on small vertebrates and insects.

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