Photos / Sounds

What

Papuan Frogmouth Podargus papuensis

Observer

davidgwhite

Date

August 8, 2018 12:05 AM UTC

Description

The first time I had ever seen this, i videoed the entire event as well from entry to exit. It was as if this species swims all the time. I sent it to a frogmouth expert and she had never seen that before. The bird chose to swim and flew away very easily after its swim. There appeared to be no explanation for the bird swimming as it was not particularly hot or anything unusual.