the frogmouth enjoys the Moth Nights sitting on the fence, utility line, or the roof gutter ... makes regular passes a few meters from the porch black light ... causing me to wonder what rare moth was dispatched before I ever got to see it.
making good use of Moth Night 10
Mating pair of Tawny Frogmouth birds in neighbours trees. They had 2 chicken this season (Nov-Dec) one significantly smaller/younger? Raised in a paperbark Street tree opposite where parent mates reside. Fledglings now have left nest and probably in the area.
Flying and then perched in Sheoak
Part of a family group found sleeping along the river.
Frogmouths are massive nightjars (this species can weigh well over a pound). The female Tawny Frogmouth is browner and less distinctly patterned below than the greyer male. They are nocturnal, predominately insectivorous birds, but on occasion will eat frogs and other small vertebrates.
Podargus is a small genus of in the Podargidae (frogmouth) family. All members of this genus are found in Australia with some species being found in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Solomon Islands as well. It contains the following three species to date: