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Nocturnal BirdPodargus strigoides

Tawny Frogmouth at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby

Podargus strigoides at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 10 Nov 2018

Identification history

Nocturnal Bird Podargus strigoides 29 Nov 2018 ChrisDavey
Nocturnal Bird Podargus strigoides 28 Nov 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 28 Nov 2018 Mike

Author's notes

Dead bird, not far from road.

1 comment

   3 Dec 2018
This bird doesn't look like a Tawny Frogmouth to me. The head is much too small and shaped like a raptor instead of an owl or frogmouth. The colouring is more brown than grey. The beak is shaped like a falcon or eagle. Similar to the shape of an eagle's beak rather than a falcon which is more circular and rounded without so much of a sharp point sticking out from under the lower half of the beak. On top of that, the head size wouldn't be able to cater for the beak of a frogmouth. Feather pattern also doesn't match up too neatly to majority of what's seen in other individuals of the species. I think it's a raptor - a falcon or an eagle. Definitely not a Tawny Frogmouth.

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Nearby Sightings

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Leptorhynchos squamatus at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 10 Nov 2018 Goodenia pinnatifida at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 10 Nov 2018 Calocephalus citreus at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 28 Jan 2017 Silene gallica var. gallica at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2016 Briza maxima at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2016 Leptorhynchos squamatus at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2016 Calocephalus citreus at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 20 Dec 2015 Eryngium ovinum at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 20 Dec 2015
Leptorhynchos squamatus at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 10 Nov 2018
Goodenia pinnatifida at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 10 Nov 2018
Calocephalus citreus at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 28 Jan 2017
Silene gallica var. gallica at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2016
Briza maxima at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2016
Leptorhynchos squamatus at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2016
Calocephalus citreus at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 20 Dec 2015
Eryngium ovinum at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 20 Dec 2015

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 10 Nov 2018 5:22 PM Recorded on
  • Mike Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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