Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides


The Tawny Frogmouth lives in forests, woodlands, urban and rural areas.

Diet in the wild

Insects and small mammals

Diet at the Zoo

Insects and rodents

Fascinating Facts

  • Camouflage feathers allow them to blend in with tree branches
  • Often mistaken for an owl
  • Catch prey with beak because their feet are weak
  • Male and females pair together for life or until one dies