Geographical Range Australia and Tasmania
Habitat Forests, open woodlands, near human settlements
Scientific Name Podargus strigoides
Conservation Status Common

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.