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Tawny Frogmouth

Podargus strigoides

Caprimulgiformes - Podargidae - Frogmouths

Tawny Frogmouth - Tawny frogmouth

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Tawny Frogmouth - Tawny frogmouthTawny Frogmouth - Tawny frogmouth

Wild diet: The wild diet of Podargus strigoides can be quite varied depending on the time of year and the availability of food. The majority of this diet however consists of invertebrates such as snails, slugs, cockroaches, moths, millipedes, centipedes and Christmas beetles. As much as 78% of the natural diet of the Tawny Frogmouth is insects, with spiders and centipedes making up only 18%. The remaining 4% consist of terrestrial vertebrates such as frogs, lizards and mice (Kaplan 2007).


Wild data

Del Hoya, J., Elliott, A. & Sargatal, J. eds. (1999). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol.5. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Thermoregulation and ventilation in the tawny frogmouth, Podargus strigoides: a low-metabolic avian species >

Torpor in Free-Ranging Tawny Frogmouths (Podargus strigoides) >

Captive data information

Examples of diets in use

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