Tawny Frogmouth Update

I didn’t know that this frogmouth who is nesting in the street outside my house was sitting on an egg when I took this photo a few weeks back.

And now look what I spied on my walk today.

How cute is this little pumpkin.

4 thoughts on “Tawny Frogmouth Update

  1. How utterly sweet. And I love the way the bare branches around the nest are now all wearing those starry-shaped leaves.

  2. I have a question for you, please. I am a bird keeper at SeaWorld in Orlando Florida and and currently working with our Tawny Frogmouths to try to get them to lay more eggs and produce more chicks. We have 6 pairs (we have had a lot of luck in the past with breeding them so many North American Zoo Facilities sent their birds to us) and though 2 years ago we had a great breeding seson, last year was not super (I think we had 4 chicks). I have been looking at pictures of the birds in the wild and was wondering if thee are any consistencies that you notice in the birds that you encounter. Such as- do the nests face a certain direction (East, West, etc), are they exposed to a lot of sunlight, do they prefer trees with large branches/mature trees (meaning, I notice they seem to nest in the fork of branches, and are the branches usually thick, or am I way off on this?). Really just wondering if there are some things that seem to be true from nesting pair to nesting pair.
    I hope I am not bothering you. I just noticed your pictures as I was researching the froggies so I thought I would ask. Thank you so much for your time!!

    If you know any rehabilitators, breeders or zoo keepers that work with these birds and think they would be happy to talk to me, please pass along my e-mail. I would love to have a frogmouth pen-pal!!

    Thanks again!

    1. Hi Tiffani,

      Thank you for your comment on my blog. 

      As I am only an amateur bird watcher the best people to contact in regard to Tawny frogmouths would be Healesville Sanctury
      http://www.zoo.org.au/healesville

      They are our State’s main zoo for keeping Australian native animals. 

      All the very best. They are such beautiful birds.

      Regards
      Gabrielle

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