Monday, November 29, 2010
Frogmouths are in the family Podargidae They are in the same order as nightjars. They are not closely related to owls. Frogmouths are found in southeast Asia and Australia. The Tawny Frogmouth is a nocturnal omnivore--it eats most anything, including mice, birds, and lizards--although mainly arthropods. Frogmouths usually drop from their perches and capture their prey on the ground. They accomplish their capture with their bills, not their talons. Occasionally they will sit motionless, snapping up passing insects (Nightjars, Potoos, Grogmouths, Oilbird and Owlet-nightjars of the World). Although this frogmouth is locally common to abundant, we saw no others.
Posted by Dan Tallman at 12:54 PM