Let's talk about Tawnies

The Tawny Frogmouth is undeniably one of the most beloved birds in Australia.

Most of us have come across one of these birds at dusk, just as they are starting their nocturnal quest for insects, worms, slugs and snails.

They're significantly more difficult to see during the day! They freeze when intruders pass, closing their eyes and adopting an amazing camouflage that literally blends them into the bark of trees.

In his June issue of Feather Fascination, Jim Butler explores the world of the tawny frogmouth. Jim explains how the bird has adapated to thrive in the suburbs, describing the tawny's call, mating habits, diet and highly adapted vision. 

It's a worthwhile read - you're guaranteed to learn something new about this wonderful Nightjar.

Please click here and head to the June issue of Feather Fascination.

 © Ed Frazer