Tawny Frogmouth


The tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a species of frogmouth native to Australia that is found throughout the Australian mainland and Tasmania. Tawny frogmouths are big-headed stocky birds often mistaken for owls due to their nocturnal habits and similar colouring.

This incredible photograph was taken by one of our young volunteers Emily Gage.

The frogmouth was brought in a few weeks ago and was possibly hit by a car. He may have some brain damage or a bad concussion. His main problem at the moment is, that he’s not eating unless we hand feed him!

We are trying ongoing to teach him to feed himself. This is a long process which requires a lot of time and patience! We hope to be able to release him back to the wild as soon as he is feeding himself again. Fingers crossed he will get the hang of it again soon!


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