Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth

Scientific Name

Podargus strigoides


Australian mainland and Tasmania


Woodlands and urban areas

What do they eat?

Insects, frogs, lizards, & small mammals


Least concern

Conservation Threats

Getting hit by cars, exposure to pesticides

Fun Facts
  • They exhibit a “stumping” behavior, when threatened they make themselves very skinny to try to blend into their environment even more
  • Despite looking like an owl, they are not even related to them
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