Mum, I Have To Look by byronbackyard

With their nocturnal habit and owl-like appearance, Tawny Frogmouths are often confused with owls, but are actually more closely related to the nightjars. Their feet are weak however, and lack the curved talons of owls.
The leading edges of the first primary (wing) feathers of the Tawny Frogmouth are fringed to allow for silent flight.
Canon 50D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

Featured In: The Birds
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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 3 years ago

    Wow, they do look like an owl from the front; but more like a dolphin from the side. Thanks for sharing the photograph.

  • Lol yes and they’re not either, they’re a nightjar. Thanks so much for the comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Aww. this is simply adorable, wonderful capture.

  • Many thanks Andrea, they are sooooo cute!

    – byronbackyard

  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonover 3 years ago

    Wow…. never seen these guys. Beautiful birds! I would have thought this was an owl!

  • Lol, yep lots of people do but unlike owls they have weak feet and aren’t that good flying, they’re very cute, the on the right is a baby!

    – byronbackyard

  • Gary  Davey (Jordy)
    Gary Davey (J...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture BB, love the backgound…well done :)

  • Many thanks Jordy, no choice with the background and quite difficult as the branches kept moving and I didn’t want to get too close and disturb them. So glad you like it!

    – byronbackyard

  • Angie66
    Angie66over 3 years ago

    amazing one of my favorite birds they are so cool. Wonderful shot :)

  • Many thanks Angie!

    – byronbackyard

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 3 years ago

    great shot Deb :))

  • Many thanksTrish!

    – byronbackyard

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image featured in the group “The Birds”.

  • Many thanks Wayne, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

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