Tawny Frogmouth
Eyes, open
Ellura
Tawny Frogmouth
Eyes, just a slit
 
    
Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Bird (Aves)
Order: Nightbird (Caprimulgiformes)
Family: Frogmouth (Podargidae)
Species: Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)
This Photo:     Eyes Closing, as it feels threatened

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Strange bird. Looks like an upright branch stump in a tree. Motley brown.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-May-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)