A most obliging bird

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I adore Tawny Frogmouths. People often think they are an owl but they’re actually a nocturnal bird related to the Nightjar. The way you can tell is you look at their feet. They have dainty feet while owls have big powerful feet for catching prey. When feeling threatened, Tawny Frogmouths have evolved to be world class magicians. They stay perfectly still, close their eyes and take on the shape of a branch; their feathers blend into the tree and… they disappear.

Author: mimfilip

Veni,vidi,tici. Middle aged + event manager living in Canberra. Enjoying my free time birdwatching, bush walking a travelling in my VW campervan.

5 thoughts on “A most obliging bird”

  1. Looked it up because I got very interested in this species – and it is BIG! I never thought it was that ig – then it is like an owl in size and weight. Thank you for posting.

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