This is the female of the old married Frogmouth couple, getting shots of them both with their eyes open during the day was quite unusual.
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

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

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

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