Tawny Frogmouth, Podargus strigoides, frogmouth, bird, australia

Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)

I took this photo of a Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) on it’s nest whilst exploring the Birdlife Australia Gluepot reserve, near Waikerie in South Australia. Like the potoos of Central and South America, frogmouths spend their days pretending to be broken tree branches! As you can imagine, this makes them incredibly difficult to spot and I was very fortunate to be shown this bird by an excellent local guide, David Harper. It’s not easy to make out from this photo, but just to the right of the adult bird you can see part of one of it’s 2 young that were also present.

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