Masters in disguise

By ColleenA
These are Tawny frogmouths ...found throughought Australia. They are nocturnal feeding at night on insects, worms, slugs and snails. Small mammals, reptiles, frogs and small birds are also eaten. During the day they perch on a tree branch, often low down and camouflaged as part of the tree. They are silver grey in colour with streaked and mottled plumage...their eyes are yellow. They often sit with their heads looking upwards

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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Ted447 Plus
6 216 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2019 7:46AM
Very interesting Colleen. Ted. GrinGrin

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Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
5 Oct 2019 7:47AM
Intriguing little fellas these 👍
5 Oct 2019 7:55AM
never heard of them, let alone seen.. they look harmless enough but not so cute as owls
Smile
dudler Plus
16 973 1534 England
5 Oct 2019 8:34AM
As L say - thank you for introducing both of us to another weird Antipodean creature!
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2019 8:40AM
Never heard of these before. Interesting birds and great images Colleen.

Phil.
Toobi_Won 8 77 7 England
5 Oct 2019 9:06AM
The one on the left is looking at his mate and think, what is he looking so smug about?
Never seen them before, Colleen, an amazing pairSmile
Mike
5 Oct 2019 9:18AM
Super images Colleen
5 Oct 2019 9:59AM
Made me smile, Colleen.

JohnSmile
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2019 10:09AM
ADORABLE !! Excellent images and poses Colleen...
Isabel GrinGrin
5 Oct 2019 10:11AM
Great images. Thanks for the text.
5 Oct 2019 10:47AM
Two great photos Colleen!
Great images
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2019 11:32AM
Two great images ColleenSmileSmile

Cliff
5 Oct 2019 1:08PM
Delightful detailed captures Colleen , terrific poses SmileSmile
Ian
Excellent captures Colleen and interesting narrative.
Carol
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
5 Oct 2019 2:44PM
At first glance, they do look like part of the tree! Two fine images, Colleen, love 'em both 👍
Trev 😀
5 Oct 2019 3:24PM
A fabulous pair of images.SmileSmile
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
5 Oct 2019 4:33PM
Never seen them before Colleen. Fascinating creatures.
Ron
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2019 5:09PM
An unusual pair, and interesting facts about them, Colleen.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2019 5:10PM
Terrific detailed captures
Ju
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
5 Oct 2019 5:34PM
Curious and fascinating little creatures Colleen. Nicely captured.

Dave.
5 Oct 2019 7:28PM
Delightful pair of images Colleen

Steve
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2019 8:06PM
They remind me of a Potoo bird which I saw in Belize, with the same characteristics.
Ju
Always good to learn something new! Two lovely images of remarkable creatures; superb detail and depth of field. SmileSmileSmile
gajewski 15 10 9 United States
5 Oct 2019 11:16PM
Wow!! Definitely an award-worthy image.
-=\Walter
8 Oct 2019 11:47PM
Very interesting ...in one pose they look fat headed and in the next look very flat headed !
Never seen a bird like this before , only in Australia I bet !
Thx for the introduction Colleen
CheerscWalt
ColleenA Plus
7 440 6 Australia
21 Oct 2019 9:34AM

Quote:Very interesting ...in one pose they look fat headed and in the next look very flat headed !
Never seen a bird like this before , only in Australia I bet !
Thx for the introduction Colleen
CheerscWalt


Yes we do have some amazingly different birds and wildlife down under
28 Oct 2019 6:22AM
great shot

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