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Australian Frogmouths, Nightjars



FAMILY : Frogmouths

Marbled Frogmouth
(Podargus ocellatus)
Marbled Frogmouth
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Papuan Frogmouth
(Podargus papuensis)
Papuan Frogmouth
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Tawny Frogmouth
(Podargus strigoides)
Tawny Frogmouth
The Tawny Frogmouth is silver-grey, streaked and mottled with black and rusty-red. It is sometimes mistaken for an owl, but frogmouths are more closely related to nightjars. Click to continue>

FAMILY : Nightjars

Large-tailed Nightjar
(Caprimulgus macrurus)
Large-tailed Nightjar
The Large-tailed Nightjar is a mottled brown nocturnal bird of the rainforest. The bird has small white patch on wings and white marks near tip of tail. It usually roosts on the ground where it is well camouflaged. Young birds are similar in... Click to continue>
Savanna Nightjar
(Caprimulgus affinis)
Savanna Nightjar
The Savanna Nightjar is a brownish grey nocturnal bird with pale brown speckles. The underside is brown with bars. It is a nocturnal bird from eastern and south east Asia that is a vagrant in Australia. The IUCN has assessed the species to be of... Click to continue>
White-throated Nightjar
(Eurostopodus mystacalis)
White-throated Nightjar
The White-throated Nightjar is a nocturnal bird from eastern Australia. The largest of the Australian nightjars, It is a grey bird mottled with brown, with a white throat giving a well camouflaged appearance when it roosts in undergrowth. The bird... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Owlet-nightjar

Australian Owlet-nightjar
(Aegotheles cristatus)
Australian Owlet-nightjar
the Australian Owlet-nightjar is a small nocturnal bird with an owl-like appearance. There are two colour variations - a reddish tan form and a grey form. The underside of both forms is white. The bird has large dark eyes with dark stripe through... Click to continue>


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