Spotted Nightjar
Day Old Chick, anterior
Ellura
Tawny Frogmouth
Camouflaged
 
                      
Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Nightbirds (Caprimulgiformes)
Family: Frogmouth (Podargidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)
This Photo:     Juveniles

Thank you Alan Melville & Mark Apgar for confirming the id of this species for us

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
These orphans are in good hands at Wombat Rise Sanctuary
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Strange bird. Looks like an upright branch stump in a tree. Motley brown.

Copyright © 2014-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 31-Mar-2014
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)