Tawny Frogmouth pairs stay together until one of the pair dies. They breed from August to December. They usually use the same nest each year, and must make repairs to their loose, untidy platforms of sticks. After mating, the female lays two or three eggs onto a lining of green leaves in the nest. Both male and female take turns sitting on the eggs to incubate them until they hatch about 25 days later. Both parents help feed the chicks.
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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Many thanks Ann!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Stunner beautifully captured.

  • Many thanks Julie, they’re so beautiful!

    – byronbackyard

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    Awww, wow. This is sweet, indeed.

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 1 year ago


  • Many thanks Marvin!

    – byronbackyard

  • Keith Smith
    Keith Smithover 1 year ago

    Another great image Deb. Do you sit in this tree with your camera all day ? Lots of interest and good detail in the tones.

  • Many thanks Keith, no but I go and check on the baby three times a day! He knows my voice so he usually pops his head up!

    – byronbackyard

  • pcfyi
    pcfyiover 1 year ago

    Featured 11-23-2012
    don"t forget out feature challenge this week!

  • Many thanks, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

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