Tawny frogmouth

Frogmouths are nocturnal birds. They are often confused with owls but only distantly related. They are native Australian birds and can grow up to 50 cm tall.

Frogmouths have an amazing way of disguise. On the day the birds sit on a tree motionless, the head usually held up high: it is hard to distinguish them from broken tree branches.

A night predator frogmouths eat significant amounts of slugs, snails, moths and even mice. They are very welcome visitors in our garden, helping us out controlling pests.