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.
Canon 7D, 70 – 300mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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tawny frogmouth, podargus strigoides, nightjar, australian, nocturnal, nest, nesting, breeding, owl, camouflage, chick, juvenile, northern rivers, family, adult

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  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 2 years ago

    Cool shot of these two beauties Debs.

  • Many thanks Mark!

    – byronbackyard

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 2 years ago

    Great info onthjis delighful duo, they look like they are cut from tree bark lol. Lovely capture! x

  • Many thanks Naturelover, they are very clever and gorgeous!

    – byronbackyard

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
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  • Many thanks Ann!

    – byronbackyard

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallalmost 2 years ago

    Featured Thursday, 29 Nov 2012

    Stunning work!!!

  • Many thanks Steve, very much appreciated!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your feature in The Birds, beautiful work

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

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