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Chilling, Frogmouth Style by byronbackyard


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In the front yard in Byron Bay.
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, 150 – 500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Outstanding capture Byron.

  • Many thanks Julie!

    – byronbackyard

  • CBoyle
    CBoyleover 1 year ago

    They are always so cute :)

  • Many thanks, they sure are, they always make my day better!

    – byronbackyard

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    26 December 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • JLOPhotography
    JLOPhotographyover 1 year ago

    Love the eyes!

  • Many thanks, yes he’s a cutie!

    – byronbackyard

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

    January 15th
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Many thanks Mary, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterover 1 year ago

    Gosh – he almost looks like he’s part of the tree.

  • Yes, they’re exceptional at camouflage, great protection!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • teresa731
    teresa731over 1 year ago

    Great capture!!

  • Many thanks Teresa, such a beautiful bird!

    – byronbackyard

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