Sunday, May 16: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are SOLD OUT. We hope to see you another day soon!

Know Before You Go: We've modified the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please review our FAQs (FPZ and SZ) before your visit. Members:‚Äč Online reservations are required for your visit.

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Tawny Frogmouth

Podargus strigoides

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About the Tawny Frogmouth

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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.