Tawny Frogmouth

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Fact Card

  • COMMON NAME: Tawny Frogmouth
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Podargus strigoides
  • TYPE: Introduced
  • DIET: Large Insects, Small Lizards, Mice, Berries and Fruit (Nocturnal birds). 
  • AVERAGE LIFE SPAN: 7.5 Years
  • SIZE: 20 inches (50 cm) long
  • RECORDED SIGHTINGS: Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – TaveuniKadavuLomaivitiLau – Rotuma
  • GROUP NAME:  KINGDOMAnimalia / PHYLUMChordata / CLASSAves
    ORDERCaprimulgiformes / FAMILYPodargidae / GENUSPodargus

Video: Tawny Frogmouth


Audio: Tawny Frogmouth


IUCN Red List Status

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Category Scale Least Concern

Additional Photographs

Tawny Frogmouth A Couple of Tawny Frogmouths Tawny Frogmouth perched on a tree branch Tawny Frogmouth displaying his grandeur

References

  • [Animalogic]. (2020, January 5). Tawny Frogmouth: Master of Camouflage [Video]. Youtube. Link
  • Chesna (2018). Tawny frogmouth, Nocturnal bird, Camouflage [Photograph]. Pixelbay. Link
  • Ebird (2005, May 21). Tawny Frogmouth. Ebird. Retrieved September 1, 2023, from Link
  • Frogmouth. (2017, December 20). In Britannica. Link
  • Frogmouth. (2022, October 20). In Wikipedia. Link
  • IUCN (2016, October 1). Tawny Frogmouth. IUCN Red List. Retrieved September 1, 2023, from Link
  • PollyDot (2014). Tawny frogmouth [Photograph]. Pixelbay. Link
  • Simone_dutt (2020). Tawny frogmouth Disguise [Photograph]. Pixelbay. Link
  • San Diego Zoo (2020). Tawny Frogmouth [Photograph]. Website. Link

Additional Sources of Information

  • NatureFiji-MareqetiViti is Fiji’s only domestic NGO working solely for the conservation and sustainable management of Fiji’s unique natural heritage – Link

 

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