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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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Species affected included rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus), scaly breasted lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus), tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides), southern boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae), laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), crested tern (Thalasseus bergii), crested pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes), Torresian crow (Corvus orru), and grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) (Table 2).
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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.
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