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Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth
Photo Information
Copyright: Carl Santilli (santers1) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 26] (114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Nikkor 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IF-ED, Hoya 67mm U.V.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-06 0:42
Viewed: 3188
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Tawny Frogmouth, Podargus strigoides, is an Australian variety of frogmouth related to the Nightjar and not the Owl as commonly thought.
These birds, as can be seen here, have much wider beaks than Owls and have very good camouflage techniques often difficult to see as they imitate the ends of broken tree branches, whilst sitting perfectly still.
This specimen was spotted in our back yard at home, which is adjacent to bushland.

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Really this bird had camouflaged itself as a part of a tree, takes some imagination to realize.
Well taken shot.

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