Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)  
Commonly mistaken for owls, these goofy yellow eyed birds have quite the amusing appearance. Found throughout Southern New Guinea, Tasmania and Austailian mainland perched asleep on branches during the day and out and about at night. Their diet mainly consists of creepy crawlies including but not limited to rats, mice, cicadas, beetles, frogs and other small prey. 

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