|Geographical Range||Australia and Tasmania|
|Habitat||Forests, open woodlands, near human settlements|
|Scientific Name||Podargus strigoides|
This bird is named for its wide frog-like mouth, which it uses to capture insects, mice and yes, even frogs. The frogmouth is a master of disguise. It looks remarkably like a broken tree branch as it roosts in a tree during the day. At night when the bird is active, it often makes a drumming "oom-oom-oom" sound.
Did You Know?
Despite its appearance, the frogmouth is not an owl. It is related to the whippoorwill.