Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Wild Bird Wednesday 418 - Tawny Frogmouth

The Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a great looking bird - assuming you can defeat their cryptic camouflage and find them!

These birds - there are two in these pictures - were sitting in a tree near the car park at Banuyle Flats a few weeks ago.  This was one of the trips I took before we headed back into lock-down!

It's a bit of a puzzle to work out which parts of the second bird are which!






These birds are nocturnal hunters - and ad you can see, they don't do much during the day!

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17 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    They are adorable! YAM xx

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  2. It's a wonderful bird to find, Stewart. I have seen a grand total of five individuals and two of them were with you. Were it not for this blankety-blank pandemic I would have been in Melbourne with you right now!

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  3. Always love a frogmouth - great photos! Luckily I have found a pair roosting in a street nearby and so I can visit them everyday on my exercise walk for Lockdown 2.0. I looked on all my walks last time but couldn't find any even though I know they are around.

    Take care!

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  4. Trying to figure out what they are called frogmouth. What they eat? Frogs? or the shape of their beaks resemble frog's?

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  5. They are suited perfectly to that tree!

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  6. I love these birds I was fascinated by them when we were over there. Thanks for hosting wild bird Wednesday. Have a great week and stay safe Diane

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  7. These are in the nightjar family, right? All those birds can be very hard to locate because of their camouflage.

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  8. Well camouflaged in that tree..Interesting name..good pictures..

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  9. WOW! 2 Frogmouth at one time. You were very fortunate Stewart. Brilliant images. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and have a great week ahead.

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  10. I see what you mean about the second bird. The shadow seems to blend in with whatever part of it is showing. So far I have failed to get a single photo op with two of our nocturnal birds, The Whip-poor-will and Chuck-wills-widow. Hear and see them in flight but never perching in good light.

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  11. Very nice pictures of these interesting birds... Happy day

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  12. Well, that's just greedy! Two of these spectacular birds in one image!
    Very nice, Stewart!

    Color me jealous.

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  13. Hello steward,
    I was lucky enough to photograph long-eared owls in the Netherlands where I was on vacation, it was difficult to find them in the strong branches
    Regards Frank

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  14. Odd name but the bird has an odd shape.

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  15. What an interesting looking bird, Stewart. It seems to have no neck...as if the head was just placed on the it's full body!!! (If I keep eating, I will resemble it!)...:)jp

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  16. Hi Stewart, that's very beautiful a Podargus strigoides. It seems a big bird. Have a nice weekend. Greetings Caroline

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  17. Very interesting birds! Great photos!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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