Podargidae – Frogmouths

Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) by Africaddict

Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) by Africaddict

And wild animals shall meet with hyenas; the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; indeed, there the night bird settles and finds for herself a resting place. (Isaiah 34:14 ESV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – CAPRIMULGIFORMES, Family – Podargidae – Frogmouths


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Latest I.O.C. Version
Species (16)

Podargus
Marbled Frogmouth (Podargus ocellatus)
Papuan Frogmouth (Podargus papuensis)
Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)
Rigidipenna
Solomons Frogmouth (Rigidipenna inexpectata)
Batrachostomus
Large Frogmouth (Batrachostomus auritus)
Dulit Frogmouth (Batrachostomus harterti)
Philippine Frogmouth (Batrachostomus septimus)
Gould’s Frogmouth (Batrachostomus stellatus)
Sri Lanka Frogmouth (Batrachostomus moniliger)
Hodgson’s Frogmouth (Batrachostomus hodgsoni)
Short-tailed Frogmouth (Batrachostomus poliolophus)
Bornean Frogmouth (Batrachostomus mixtus)
Javan Frogmouth (Batrachostomus javensis)
Blyth’s Frogmouth (Batrachostomus affinis)
Palawan Frogmouth (Batrachostomus chaseni)
Sunda Frogmouth (Batrachostomus cornutus)

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The frogmouths are a group of nocturnal birds related to the nightjars. They are found from the Indian Subcontinent across Southeast Asia to Australia.

They are named for their large flattened hooked bills and huge frog-like gape, which they use to capture insects. Their flight is weak. They rest horizontally on branches during the day, camouflaged by their cryptic plumage. Up to three white eggs are laid in the fork of a branch, and are incubated by the female at night and the male in the day.

The three Podargus species are large frogmouths restricted to Australia and New Guinea, and have massive flat broad bills. (Wikipedia with editing)

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