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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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The record-breaking bird was a Sri Lankan Frogmouth, a nocturnal relative of the Nightjar, seen in south India.
It is also one of the last remaining habitats for rare and critically endangered wild animals such as the lion- tailed macaque, elephants, mouse deer, Ceylon frogmouth bird and great pied hornbill.
Species included in this study were laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae; n = 11), rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus; n = 6), musk lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna; n = 1), crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans; n = 9), eastern rosella (Platycercus eximius; n = 1), galah (Eolopirns roseicapilla; n = 3), yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus; n = 1), Australian magpie (Cracticus tibicen\ n = 4), tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides, n = 7), southern boobook owl (Ninox novaeseelandiae; n = 1), Australian hobby (Falco longipennis; n = 1), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus; n = 1) and brown goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus; n = 1).
The researchers report that world's top 50 most evolutionarily distinct bird species include widely distributed and common species such as the osprey and the ostrich, well-known oddities such as the hoatzin and the shoebill, and lesser-known, range-restricted species such as the New Caledonian owlet-nightjar and the Solomon Islands frogmouth, the researchers report.
She loved camping in the beautiful national parks surrounding Coffs Harbour and once brought an injured Tawny Frogmouth bird to work on night-duty, to nurture it overnight in our tutorial room, before delivering it to WIRES the next day.
Sawyer the frogmouth owl imitates a one-legged ball of wool at SeaWorld, Orlando
Tawny Frogmouth Common names for the Tawny Frogmouth are: Tawny Frogmouth, freckled frogmouth, Podargus, nighthawk and its scientific name is Podargus Strigoicles.
A different kind of exception to the basic category of Dusun omen-birds is the (Javan) frogmouth (bugang), which is actually a cause of evil being attracted into its (and the human observer's) proximity; by this token one can engage in a quasi-manipulation of the event--not by staying away, but by chasing away the bird itself by loud banging or gunfire
Med, who currently owns other real estate assets in Manhattan, acquired the West 61st Street walkups from Seventh Frogmouth Corp.
The tawny frogmouth utters a monotonous oom oom oom .
They include such species as the painted button quail, beautiful firetail, southern emuwren, brown treecreeper, tawny frogmouth and restless flycatcher.