Roosting Frogmouths

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Subject: Roosting Frogmouths
From: "Mike" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 20:42:31 +1000
Birding Ausers

While in Melbourne for a few weeks in July I recorded daily the trees
that Tawny Frogmouths were roosting in.  They often moved trees between
days but always used native trees.  Introduced trees were right next to
the natives but they were never used.

So I have a question.  Has anyone recorded Tawny Frogmouths roosting in
introduced trees?

Here in PNG I am also recording the roost sites of Papuan Frogmouths -
so far they have only used introduced trees - never the natives.  So I
might also ask has anyone recorded Papuan Frogmouths roosting in native
tree species.  I doubt that the birds have a selection criteria for
native/non-native per se, but your answers might help me in my quest to
determine what drives this behaviour.

Happy birding


Prof Mike Tarburton
Dean: School of Science and Technology
Pacific Adventist University
PMB, Boroko
Papua New Guinea

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