Manningham's Backyard Diversity - Tawny Frogmouth

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife such as the Tawny Frogmouth with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey.

Image of a tawny frogmouth owl against a backdrop of trees

Manningham Council Presents Manningham's Backyard Diversity

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife and environment with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey.


Duration
4 minutes

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife and environment with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey from Wild Action, ‘The Zoo That Comes to You’.

The Tawny Frogmouth is nocturnal and is often mistaken as an owl. They are however more closely related to the nightjars.

Their beaks are designed to catch insects such as cicadas and beetles and the occasional mouse, rat, or frog.

Unlike owls, the Tawny Frogmouth is a poor flyer and will sit quietly for its prey to approach. Tawny Frogmouths love mature trees to roost and camouflage in during the day like stringybark trees where they can be almost invisible.

Tawny Frogmouths mate for life and many locals are treated to generations of the same family in their backyard.

You will be amazed by what lives in Manningham and maybe even your backyard. You will learn about our incredible local biodiversity and how we can all play an important role in the protection of our native species and our local fragile environment.

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