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Nocturnal BirdPodargus strigoides

Tawny Frogmouth at Wanniassa Hill

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Podargus strigoides at Wanniassa Hill - 1 Dec 2018
Podargus strigoides at Wanniassa Hill - 1 Dec 2018

Identification history

Nocturnal Bird Podargus strigoides 24 Dec 2018 natureguy
Nocturnal Bird Podargus strigoides 23 Dec 2018 YumiCallaway

Author's notes

Walking back from nature reserve after dark and saw it fly over us and perch on a dead branch. Took a blind photo before it flew off.

4 comments

   24 Dec 2018
What about a Boobook owl can you explain the difference?
   24 Dec 2018
It's a Tawny Frogmouth. Southern Boobooks are brown (Frogmouths are grey), Frogmouths have very light colouring on the front, wing pattern is different (a good example of wing pattern of a Boobook and Frogmouth respectively would be these: Nocturnal Bird Ninox boobook (Southern Boobook) on 3 Apr 2018 & Nocturnal Bird Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) on 15 Dec 2018) and Frogmouths have a distinct posture and shape (eg. head, perching posture at night). After you see a lot of them, you'll be able to recognise Frogmouths without having to compare them to other species - they're quite unique. :)
   27 Dec 2018
Sorry i should have been more specific. I have both Boobooks and Frog mouths in the park near me and even though Boobooks are brown in the night light they look grey and have a similar stance..
   27 Dec 2018
Frogmouths have a distinct patterning of white on their feathers with the most noticeable one on the edge of the primary flight feathers. I have added another photo which I edited to have more light so it's easier to see the pattern and colour. I also had another observer with me who agrees this was a Frogmouth. This is most definitely a Tawny Frogmouth.

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Nearby Sightings

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Cotoneaster pannosus (Cotoneaster) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Aug 2019 Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Aug 2019 Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Aug 2019 Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Aug 2019 Melichrus urceolatus (Urn heath) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Aug 2019 Cotoneaster rotundifolius (A Cotoneaster) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Aug 2019 Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Aug 2019 Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Wanniassa Hill - 17 Aug 2019 Acacia dealbata X Acacia decurrens (Hybrid of Silver and Green wattle) at Wanniassa Hill - 14 Jul 2019 Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Wanniassa Hill - 14 Jul 2019 Cladonia sp. (A Lichen) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Jul 2019 Lichenomphalia chromacea (Yellow navel) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Jul 2019 Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Jul 2019 Apus pacificus (Fork-tailed Swift) at Wanniassa Hill - 18 Jan 2019 Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Nov 2018 Eriococcus confusus (Gumtree scale) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Nov 2018 Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Wanniassa Hill - 22 Oct 2018 Castiarina scalaris (Scalaris jewel beetle) at Wanniassa Hill - 26 Dec 2017 Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Dec 2017 Eucalyptus dives (Broad-leaved Peppermint) at Wanniassa Hill - 25 Jul 2017 Dianella revoluta var. revoluta (Black-anther Flax Lily) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016 Heteromastix sp. (genus) (Soldier beetle) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016 Plebs eburnus (Eastern bush orb-weaver) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016 Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016 Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016 Austrolestes analis (Slender Ringtail) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016 Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016 Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) (Flower Spider or Crab Spider) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016 Chrysolina quadrigemina (Greater St Johns Wort beetle) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016 Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016 Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016 Daviesia mimosoides (Bitter Pea) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016 Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016 Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016 Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016 Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Wanniassa Hill - 20 Oct 2016 Ninox boobook (Southern Boobook) at Wanniassa Hill - 20 Oct 2016 Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Wanniassa Hill - 7 Oct 2016 Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Wanniassa Hill - 4 Oct 2016 Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Wanniassa Hill - 4 Oct 2016 Acacia floribunda (White Sally Wattle, Gossamer Wattle) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Jul 2016 Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Jul 2016 Entoloma sp. (A Pinkgill) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Jul 2016 Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Jul 2016 Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle, Golden Mimosa) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Jul 2016 Erigeron sp. (A Fleabane) at Wanniassa Hill - 28 Mar 2016 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Mar 2016 Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Feb 2016 Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Feb 2016 Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Wanniassa Hill - 4 Jan 2016 Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Wanniassa Hill - 12 Dec 2015 Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Nov 2015 Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle, Golden Mimosa) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Oct 2015 Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Oct 2015 Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Wanniassa Hill - 3 Oct 2015 Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle) at Wanniassa Hill - 3 Oct 2015 Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Wanniassa Hill - 22 Feb 2015 Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Wanniassa Hill - 14 Jan 2015 Pyracantha angustifolia (Firethorn, Orange Firethorn) at Wanniassa Hill - 4 Jan 2015
Cotoneaster pannosus (Cotoneaster) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Aug 2019
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Aug 2019
Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Aug 2019
Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Aug 2019
Melichrus urceolatus (Urn heath) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Aug 2019
Cotoneaster rotundifolius (A Cotoneaster) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Aug 2019
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Aug 2019
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Wanniassa Hill - 17 Aug 2019
Acacia dealbata X Acacia decurrens (Hybrid of Silver and Green wattle) at Wanniassa Hill - 14 Jul 2019
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Wanniassa Hill - 14 Jul 2019
Cladonia sp. (A Lichen) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Jul 2019
Lichenomphalia chromacea (Yellow navel) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Jul 2019
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Jul 2019
Apus pacificus (Fork-tailed Swift) at Wanniassa Hill - 18 Jan 2019
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Nov 2018
Eriococcus confusus (Gumtree scale) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Nov 2018
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Wanniassa Hill - 22 Oct 2018
Castiarina scalaris (Scalaris jewel beetle) at Wanniassa Hill - 26 Dec 2017
Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Dec 2017
Eucalyptus dives (Broad-leaved Peppermint) at Wanniassa Hill - 25 Jul 2017
Dianella revoluta var. revoluta (Black-anther Flax Lily) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016
Heteromastix sp. (genus) (Soldier beetle) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016
Plebs eburnus (Eastern bush orb-weaver) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016
Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016
Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016
Austrolestes analis (Slender Ringtail) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016
Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016
Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) (Flower Spider or Crab Spider) at Wanniassa Hill - 19 Nov 2016
Chrysolina quadrigemina (Greater St Johns Wort beetle) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016
Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016
Daviesia mimosoides (Bitter Pea) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016
Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016
Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Wanniassa Hill - 29 Oct 2016
Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Wanniassa Hill - 20 Oct 2016
Ninox boobook (Southern Boobook) at Wanniassa Hill - 20 Oct 2016
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Wanniassa Hill - 7 Oct 2016
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Wanniassa Hill - 4 Oct 2016
Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Wanniassa Hill - 4 Oct 2016
Acacia floribunda (White Sally Wattle, Gossamer Wattle) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Jul 2016
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Jul 2016
Entoloma sp. (A Pinkgill) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Jul 2016
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Jul 2016
Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle, Golden Mimosa) at Wanniassa Hill - 30 Jul 2016
Erigeron sp. (A Fleabane) at Wanniassa Hill - 28 Mar 2016
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Mar 2016
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Feb 2016
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Feb 2016
Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Wanniassa Hill - 4 Jan 2016
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Wanniassa Hill - 12 Dec 2015
Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) at Wanniassa Hill - 21 Nov 2015
Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle, Golden Mimosa) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Oct 2015
Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) at Wanniassa Hill - 5 Oct 2015
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Wanniassa Hill - 3 Oct 2015
Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle) at Wanniassa Hill - 3 Oct 2015
Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Wanniassa Hill - 22 Feb 2015
Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Wanniassa Hill - 14 Jan 2015
Pyracantha angustifolia (Firethorn, Orange Firethorn) at Wanniassa Hill - 4 Jan 2015

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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