Marbled Frogmouth

Marbled Frogmouth and Eastern Grass Owl

Frogmouths are one of the most interesting and strange looking bird, their name came from their wide opening mouth with yellow lining that looks like the open mouth of frog.

Frogmouths are nocturnal birds, they have the capacity to hide themselves by pretending to be a broken branch of tree. When they close their eyes and throw back their head makes them seem to be part of the tree. Their colouring easily adapt the colour of the environment.

Frogmouths are hardly seen because they are uncommon. They used to live in the thick scrub of Cape York Peninsula. They feed on insects found on the floor of the forest.

Marbled Frogmouths

Owls are mostly nocturnal, they catch their food using their keen eyesight and silently swoop down into their prey. They can fly with almost no sound at all because their feathers are develoed that way.

The eastern grass owl lives in open, grassy country along the coast of northern and eastern australia. It is considered rare in Australia but they are spotted in India and some parts of Pacific islands.

Eastern Grass Owl

They hides in clumps of thick tussocky grass during the day and this is what they used to build their nest. They feed on insects, mammals, reptiles and frogs.

Their Latin name is Tyto longimembris, the second half of which means "long legged". Although they are considered rare, we hope that someday we realises that there are more birds surviving without our knowledge.

 

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