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The general plumage of the Tawny Frogmouth is silver-grey, slightly paler below, streaked and mottled with black and rufous. A second plumage phase also occurs, with birds being russet-red. The eye is yellow in both forms, and the wide, heavy bill is olive-grey to blackish. Tawny Frogmouths are nocturnal birds (night birds). During the day, they perch on tree branches, often low down, camouflaged as part of the tree.
The bulk of the Tawny Frogmouth’s diet is made up of nocturnal insects, worms, slugs and snails. Small mammals, reptiles, frogs and birds are also eaten. Most food is obtained by pouncing to the ground from a tree or other elevated perch. Some prey items, such as moths, are caught in flight
The leading edges of the first primary (wing) feathers of the Tawny Frogmouth are fringed to allow for silent flight.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Hedoff
    Hedoffalmost 4 years ago

    Still getting a good variety in your back yard Great shot there Byron

  • Many thanks. The backyard is full of birds but the worst summer for all the other birds, way too hot and way too wet!

    – byronbackyard

  • Bill McMullen
    Bill McMullenalmost 4 years ago

    Whoa! Talk about blending in! Great find.

  • Many thanks Bill … they’re amazing aren’t they, luckily because they’re low down in a suburban street but no-one noticed they’re there!

    – byronbackyard

  • swaby
    swabyalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous shot!

  • Thanks so much!

    – byronbackyard

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent!!

  • Many thanks Marvin!

    – byronbackyard

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

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