Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53554

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Caprimulgiformes
Family:Podargidae
Genus:Podargus
Genus species:Podargus strigoides

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:34-48 cm
Identification:The tawny frogmouth has a broad gray bill, a flat crown, and a yellow gape and eyes. Above, the frogmouth is gray to red-brown and is streaked with black. Its undersides are pale in comparison.
Habitat:Woodlands
Diet:Carnivore: arthropods, snails, small vertebrates
Reproduction:Females lay two eggs.
Family groups roost together.
Behavior:Tawny frogmouths are nocturnal.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The tawny frogmouth is an endemic species, recorded only in Australia.

Other Information

Geographic:Australia
Tasmania
Date:1955-07 Subjects:Tawny frogmouth
upland ground bird
Podargidae
Caprimulgiforme
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53554