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Frogmouth

Frogmouths
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Caprimulgiformes
Family: Podargidae
Species
Podargus
Batrachostomus
The frogmouths are a group of nocturnal birds related to the nightjars. They are tropical species found from India across southern Asia to Australia.

They are named for their large flattened hooked bills and huge frog-like gape, which they use to take insects. Their flight is weak.

They rest horizontally on branches during the day, camouflaged by their cryptic plumage. Up to three white eggs are laid in the fork of a branch, and are incubated by the female at night and the male in the day.

The relationships with other species are as below:

Order: Caprimulgiformes

  • Family: Steatornithidae Oilbird
  • Family: Podargidae frogmouths
    • Tawny Frogmouth, Podargus strigoides
    • Marbled Frogmouth, Podargus ocellatus
    • Papuan Frogmouth, Podargus papuensis
    • Large Frogmouth, Batrachostomus auritus
    • Dulit Frogmouth, Batrachostomus harterti
    • Philippine Frogmouth, Batrachostomus septimus
    • Gould's Frogmouth, Batrachostomus stellatus
    • Sri Lankan Frogmouth, Batrachostomus moniliger
    • Hodgson's Frogmouth, Batrachostomus hodgsoni
    • Short-tailed Frogmouth, Batrachostomus poliolophus
    • Javan Frogmouth, Batrachostomus javensis
    • Sunda Frogmouth Batrachostomus cornutus
  • Family: Nyctibiidae potoos
  • Family: Aegothelidae owlet-nightjars
  • Family: Caprimulgidae nightjars



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