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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Frogmouths

Scientific system: Clements et al.

Familia: Podargidae

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The family of Frogmouths is widespread from India to Southeast Asia to Australia. They grow to be 20 cm to 53 cm lang. Their neck is short and as thick as their head. Characteristic is the wide and flat beak with a curved tip, the wide throat and the cryptic plumage. Their habitat are wooded landscapes. They feed on larger invertebrates such as millipedes, scorpions, and snails, but also eat small vertebrates and fruits. They are usually found in pairs and rest lengthways on a branch. One or two eggs are laid in their nest made of twigs, both parents incubate for about 30 days. Both also take care of the chicks until they fledge after about 30 days.

Podargus

     strigoides - Tawny Frogmouth (10)
     ocellatus - Marbled Frogmouth (3)
     papuensis - Papuan Frogmouth (5)

Rigidipenna

     inexpectata - Cinnamon Frogmouth

Batrachostomus

     auritus - Large Frogmouth (3)
     harterti - Dulit Frogmouth (2)
     septimus - Philippine Frogmouth (2)
     stellatus - Gould's Frogmouth (1)
     moniliger - Sri Lanka Frogmouth (2)
     hodgsoni - Hodgson's Frogmouth (3)
     poliolophus - Short-tailed Frogmouth (1)
     javensis - Javan Frogmouth (1)
     affinis - Blyth's Frogmouth (1)
     chaseni - Palawan Frogmouth (1)
     cornutus - Sunda Frogmouth (3)

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