Tawny Frogmouths are masters of camouflage. They mimic tree branches so well that they often go unnoticed even when perched in plain sight. 

Despite their owl-like appearance, they are not owls at all. They belong to the nightjar family and are more closely related to swifts and hummingbirds. 

These birds are found throughout mainland Australia, including urban areas, making them excellent city dwellers. 

Tawny Frogmouths are known for their strong monogamous relationships, often staying with the same mate for life. 

Tawny Frogmouths are known for their strong monogamous relationships, often staying with the same mate for life. 

They are nocturnal hunters, feasting on insects, spiders, and small vertebrates under the cover of darkness. 

Their wide beaks may look intimidating, but they use them to catch prey, not for biting. 

They have a unique way of opening their mouths to create a vacuum to suck in insects. 

1. Tawny Frogmouth chicks have downy feathers that make them look like fluffy pillows.

They build nests on tree branches, often using a combination of sticks and their own feathers to make them cozy and camouflaged. 

Tawny Frogmouth