Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 325 - Tawny Frogmouth

During a recent conversation with some friends, they mentioned that they had 'some owls' in the trees near there house.  To say that this peaked my interest would be a bit of an understatement!  A viewing was some organised.

The owls were in fact Tawny Frogmouths (Podargus strigoides).  These birds are classified with the Nightjars, rather than the owls - but so much for taxonomy!  Frogmouths are nocturnal, and as you can see their life during the day is pretty low key.

There were two birds outside our friends house - one sat in the open, and one partially hidden in some leaves.





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20 comments:

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

These are amazing birds. They can look just like a broken branch on a limb!

Adam Jones said...

What a real treat, despite them not being owls. These are possibly better.

Beth said...

More awesome than owls any day - love to see a frogmouth or two someday.

italiafinlandia said...

Amazing! Never even heard of it before... excellent captures!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
they are adorable! YAM xx

Florida Farm Girl said...

Aren't the night jars the most interesting looking birds? These are colored beautifully.

Marie Smith said...

Those feathers are gorgeous!

David Gascoigne said...

And I have very fond memories of seeing these birds. Thank you, Stewart.

Missy George said...

Interesting birds. Beautiful plumage their heads kind of remind me of a porpoise. Pretty colors. I hope all is well with you.

Margaret Adamson said...

HOw wonderful to see these birds so close and get these great photographs of them Thanks for hosting and have a good week.

Gayle said...

I haven't heard of these. Thanks for sharing.

DougPhoto2009 said...

Stewart, the Tawny Frogmouth is an interesting bird with a unique name. Thanks for sharing.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

whoooooooooo did you say?

A Colorful World said...

Wonderful shots of these elusive birds! Hope you are doing well. I am not posting as often as I used to but I'm still trying to stay active!

Екатерина Балагурова said...

What an interesting bird!!

Rhodesia said...

Hi Stewart, my hard drive has completely crashed out and they can save nothing. I have most things backed thankfully up but it is going to take me a while to get back into working order again. Cheers Diane

Lady Fi said...

Wow!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Such an interesting creature...well concealed, blending in to it's surroundings, it almost appears "squished", doesn't it?...:)JP

Anu said...

Awesome bird!

Chris Rohrer said...

I think these birds are actually pretty exciting and are on top of the list of "must sees!" Thanks for sharing and hosting!