Short-tailed Frogmouths

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The Short-tailed Frogmouth (Batrachostomus poliolophus) is a species of bird in the Podargidae family. This species is threatened by habitat destruction.


Distribution / Range

It is found in Indonesia and Malaysia where it inhabits natural subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and montanes.


Diet / Feeding:

Frogmouths have enormous wide frog-like mouths (hence their name), which they use to capture nocturnal insects with. They also eat worms, slugs and snails; as well as small mammals, reptiles, frogs and small birds.

They have large, horny, triangular, sharply hooked bills.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson



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