Portrait of a tawny frogmouth bird. This bird now calls it’s favourite paperbark tree “home” but very recently it has changed its resting spot from one uncomfortable branch to another. It has now been in this tree for four weeks. Imaged in suburbia at Mango Hill, Brisbane, Queensland.

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  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 4 years ago

    Ripper shot of one of my favourite birds Steve..!!

  • Thanks for your comment Meg. I notice that it has disappeared (again), perhaps to look for a more suitable nesting spot. It’s surely a vagrant, coming and going incessantly ! Regards, Steve

    – stevealder

  • luminessense
    luminessenseover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot, such a beautiful face!

  • Hi Aeve and thanks for your comment…….sure is a cutie. Regards, Steve

    – stevealder

  • Tracey  Dryka
    Tracey Drykaover 4 years ago

    Wow … what a beautiful photo!

  • Thanks Tracey……I appreciate your comment. Regards, Steve

    – stevealder

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Congrats on your well deserved feature, wonderful work!

  • Hi Andrea. Thanks so much for you comment, and also the feature. Best Regards, Steve

    – stevealder

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldover 4 years ago

    Such a terrific bird,Steve,i am surprised it hasn’t a mate!

  • Thanks Lance. It probably has and I suspect it is getting a nesting-feel for the place. About three years ago I imaged a very young frogmouth family just 50 metres down the road. They must like the fumes from the passing traffic !!! Cheers, Steve

    – stevealder

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 4 years ago

    It’s a beauty Mate. A fav for me.

  • Thanks for your comment Al and thanks for the fav. Regards, Steve

    – stevealder

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoover 4 years ago

    Oh my gosh! I was not sure whether to laugh or scream when I saw this!! What an awesome bird!! :-D

    I have never seen one of these before… I love the look it is giving you ☺☺

  • Hi Ellis. Thanks so much for your comment and I’m glad you like this young (?) bird. They are incredibly shy and usually go into a state of shock in the form of staying absolutely still and successfully mimicking surrounding tree branches. Such an interesting bird to image. Regards, Steve

    – stevealder

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    September 8, 2010

  • Thanks for featuring this image Teresa. I very much appreciate that. Regards, Steve

    – stevealder

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartover 4 years ago

    very beautiful shot. Congrats on your feature, much deserved. – Dennis

  • Thanks for your comment Dennis. Warm Regards, Steve

    – stevealder

  • CarlaOsinski
    CarlaOsinskiover 4 years ago

    So cool!

  • Hi Carla and thanks for your comment. Cute little fella, that’s for sure. Regards, Steve

    – stevealder

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