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Tawny Frogmouths (Podargus strigoides) are often mis-identified as Australian owls. Frogmouths are actually more closely related to Nightjars although share the nocturnal predatory behaviour of owls. Frogmouths however do not have the same powerful talons that owls have, choosing to take smaller prey with their beak. During the day, they rely heavily on their camouflage, finding a suitable paper bark melaleuca, tilting their heads upwards, shutting their eyes and blending in.
May 16, 2012 / 4 notes

Tawny Frogmouths (Podargus strigoides) are often mis-identified as Australian owls. Frogmouths are actually more closely related to Nightjars although share the nocturnal predatory behaviour of owls. Frogmouths however do not have the same powerful talons that owls have, choosing to take smaller prey with their beak. During the day, they rely heavily on their camouflage, finding a suitable paper bark melaleuca, tilting their heads upwards, shutting their eyes and blending in.

Caligo eurilochus  a type of owl butterfly, feeding on a beach almond fruit on a beach in Tobago, Caribbean.
Jan 8, 2012 / 7 notes

Caligo eurilochus  a type of owl butterfly, feeding on a beach almond fruit on a beach in Tobago, Caribbean.

Juvenile Collared Scops Owl (Otus lettia), Tioman Island, Malaysia
Dec 29, 2011 / 28 notes

Juvenile Collared Scops Owl (Otus lettia), Tioman Island, Malaysia