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Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth
Tawny Frogmouth
Photographer - Gary Lewis
Source - Gary Lewis Photography Pty. Ltd

Podargus strigoides

The Tawny Frogmouth hunts for insects by night, catching them mainly from the ground in its wide mouth.

By day, the Tawny Frogmouth sits motionless on tree branches, its grey streaky plumage helping it to look like a piece of dead wood.

The Tawny Frogmouth is not an owl, but is in fact closely related to the nightjars.

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