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frog·mouth

 (frôg′mouth′, frŏg′-)
n.
Any of various brown or gray nocturnal birds of the family Podargidae of Southeast Asia and Australia, having a wide mouth and a hooked bill.

frogmouth

(ˈfrɒɡˌmaʊθ)
n
(Animals) any nocturnal insectivorous bird of the genera Podargus and Batrachostomus, of SE Asia and Australia, similar to the nightjars: family Podargidae, order Caprimulgiformes
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Noun1.frogmouth - insectivorous bird of Australia and southeastern Asia having a wide frog-like mouthfrogmouth - insectivorous bird of Australia and southeastern Asia having a wide frog-like mouth
caprimulgiform bird - long-winged nonpasserine birds
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Two memorably spooky noctural calls on moonlit nights belonged to the frogmouths in the surrounding sago swamp and nightjars along the track, though identification, even as birds, was delayed until after observation and cogitation by Roger Kershaw.
Beginning with one very tired wombat, Treml's narrative cleverly introduces a growing numbers of curlews, frogmouths, penguins and galahs (to name a few) to interact, or not, with the central character.
A pair of tawny frogmouths often sit in the trees outside our windows and a couple of years ago we discovered their nesting tree.
Consisting of five families and 118 species found throughout Asia, Australia, and Central and South America, this order of very interesting and diverse birds includes frogmouths, potoos, and the oilbird, the only bird in the world known to possess the ability to echolocate, as can bats and dolphins.
Tawny frogmouths Napoleon and Solo, for example, can't get enough of each other.