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Tawny Frogmouth

Podargus strigoides

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About the Tawny Frogmouth

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Geographic Range:

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Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Podargidae
Genus: Podargus
Species: strigoides

Tawny frogmouths are native to Australia and Tasmania, where they live in forest and scrubland trees. Their gray or muddy brown colored feathers provide excellent camouflage in their habitat. Tawny frogmouths are family-oriented birds. They are monogamous and share equally in duties such as sitting on eggs and feeding their chicks.