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The frogmouth birds are a group of nocturnal birds related to the nightjars. They are named for their large flattened hooked bills and huge frog-like gape, which they use to capture insects. Their flight is weak. They rest horizontally on branches during the day, camouflaged by their cryptic plumage. Up to three white eggs are laid in the fork of a branch, and are incubated by the female at night and the male in the day. Tawny Frogmouth


Frog Mouth Potoo Bird - nocturnal, with a mournful cry that sounds like "Poor me! Poor, poor, poor me!"


A male pennant-winged nightjar (Macrodipteryx vexillarius) in flight at night - easily the most challenging photograph I have ever taken. This image needed the help of 3 other people, and took many night soy trying. Through all the nights, I only managed one frame I was truly happy with, and this is it! It is a rare bird, and only has its famous pennants for a short time of the year during the breeding season. I was very lucky to find this individual, and even luckier to get the shot!


Owlet-nightjars are small nocturnal birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths. Most are native to New Guinea, but some species extend to Australia, the Moluccas, and New Caledonia.


Tawny Frogmouth is a bird found throughout the Australian mainland, Tasmania and southern New Guinea. Frogmouths are not raptorial birds.