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. South-eastern birds are larger than birds from the north. Tawny Frogmouths are nocturnal birds (night birds). During the day, they perch on tree branches, often low down, camouflaged as part of the tree.
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  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    Super capture!!!……….Tony

  • Thanks Tony, isn’t she cute!

    – byronbackyard

  • triciaoshea
    triciaosheaover 3 years ago

    How cute.Lovely shot

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Wow this is an amazing capture.

  • Many thanks Andrea, it’s hard to get a clear shot of them!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

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    trish725over 3 years ago

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoover 3 years ago

    Delightful capture.

  • Thanks so much for appreciating her, I love this one!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 3 years ago

    April 29, 2011

  • Thanks so much Teresa, I really love this one myself! She’s such a little cutie!

    – byronbackyard

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    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    hahaha…very good title and capture Deb.

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  • Many thanks, she’s a cutie!

    – byronbackyard

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    lcretyiover 2 years ago

    May-27-2012

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  • Many thanks Laura, very happy making!

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