Podargidae (Frogmouths)


The frogmouths are a group of nocturnal birds related to the nightjars found from India across southern Asia to Australia. The three Podargus species are large frogmouths restricted to Australia and New Guinea, and have massive flat broad bills.


Podargus ocellatus (PODARGIDAE) Marbled Frogmouth

Large bird growing to 380mm in length, in red-brown and grey forms. Some birds are relatively unmarked, others are well marked with irregular white…

Podargus strigoides (PODARGIDAE) Tawny Frogmouth

Plumage silver-grey, slightly paler below, streaked and mottled with black and rust-red. Yellow eye. Wide, heavy olive-grey to blackish bill. Body…