Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Tawny Frogmouth

Our buzz for the weekend was to spot this Tawny Frogmouth pretending to be part of the tree. Tawny Frogmouths are nocturnal. During the day, they perch on tree branches, often low down, camouflaged as part of the tree.








10 comments:

  1. It is so exciting to see owls because they don't let themselves be seen very often.

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    1. It certainly made our day? :D

      BTW, frogmouths aren't owls:

      "With their nocturnal habit and owl-like appearance, Tawny Frogmouths are often confused with owls, but are actually more closely related to the nightjars. Their feet are weak however, and lack the curved talons of owls." -- Australian Museum

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  2. Wow. They are amazing birds. I've never seen one in the wild.

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    1. Thanks, Ann. We felt really privileged to see it.

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  3. Good spotting - how easily it blends with its surroundings.
    Interesting facts about them as well.
    Love the gnarls and knots in the eucalypt !

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    1. Thanks, Susan. The only reason I saw it was I heard a sound and looked up. :)

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  4. Great bird! We don't have those over here. We have Kingfishers which are similar, but not nearly so funny.

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    1. Hard to find and rewarding when sighted. Thanks Tim

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