Tawny Frogmouth

Though it resembles an owl, the tawny frogmouth belongs to an order of insect-eating, nocturnal birds that includes nightjars and nighthawks. It is difficult to spot in the wild thanks to its nocturnal lifestyle and excellent camouflage. When threatened, the frogmouth stretches and freezes to look like nothing more than a branch.

Fact File

lengthLength: 1.4 to 1.7 ft
weightWeight: Up to 1.3 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 20 yrs
habitatHabitat: Forest
dietDiet: Insects, spiders, worms and other small animals