Podargus papuensis

Podargus papuensis

Podargus papuensis

(Papuan Frogmouth)

FAMILY

Podargidae

Species

Podargus papuensis

Common name

Papuan Frogmouth

Main colour

Grey to reddish-brown

Distinctive feature

Grey plume, black collar, voice, body 45-54 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This species is not commonly seen but can be heard chiefly in areas where there are palms in wetter areas. Upperparts grey to reddish brown with dark markings, underparts sometimes streaked, often with white spots. Legs and feet grey, eye red, bill grey.

Additional images:

two images of Papuan Frogmouth