Frogmouth, Tawny

Frogmouth, Tawny

Podargus strigoides

Vital Statistics

Height:

13 - 21 inches

Weight:

20 ounces

Diet:

Mice, wax worms, crickets and mealworms.

Conservation:

Status: Least Concern

Geographic Region

Throughout Australia

At The Zoo

World of Adaptations

Did You Know?

At the hint of threat or disturbance they freeze, compact their plumage, and close eye slits which makes them look like a broken branch. Like owls, the leading edges of the primary feathers are fringed to allow for silent flight.