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Nocturnal BirdPodargus strigoides

Tawny Frogmouth at Red Hill, ACT

Podargus strigoides at Red Hill, ACT - 10 Sep 2017

Identification history

Nocturnal Bird Podargus strigoides 22 Oct 2017 ChrisDaveySignificant Sighting - ChrisDavey has made a recognised, significant sighting!
Nocturnal Bird Podargus strigoides 15 Sep 2017 RyuCallawayMultiple Significant Sightings - RyuCallaway has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - RyuCallaway has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - RyuCallaway joined us in 2014!
Unidentified 13 Sep 2017 roymcdMultiple Significant Sightings - roymcd has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - roymcd has reported over 500 sightings!

Author's notes

A cluster of about 10 feathers or so. I was a bit puzzled until I saw http://canberra.naturemapr.org/Community/Sighting/3342813 Looks like one of Red Hill's Tawny Frogmouths came to a grizzly end. Might have an impact on breeding this year.

3 comments

   13 Sep 2017
Fox? Feral Cat?
roymcdMultiple Significant Sightings - roymcd has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - roymcd has reported over 500 sightings! wrote:
   13 Sep 2017
Yeah possibly. The shafts of some of the feathers seemed to have been raggedly cut/chewed off rather than plucked, suggesting a fox or cat.
   13 Sep 2017
I saw a white domestic cat hiding in a garden shrub the other day, looking to pounce on this small group of red rump parrots. No good, I chased the cat away.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Local Native

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • roymcd Recorded by
  • 10 Sep 2017 Recorded on
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