Marbled Frogmouth

The Marbled Frogmouth (Podargus ocellatus) is found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands.

It lives in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and montanes.

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

In 2007, Podargus ocellatus inexpectatus, a subspecies endemic to four islands in the Solomon Islands, was split into its own genus, Rigidipenna (Cinnamon Frogmouths).

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.

Marbled Frogmouth (Podargus ocellatus)
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