Tawny Frogmouth

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Subject: Tawny Frogmouth
From: "Wynton" <>
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2004 20:34:13 +0800
Re Tony Russell's observations of Tawny Frogmouths, I agree that they have numerous favoured roosting sites.
A pair have nested at Heathcote, Applecross(a suburb of Perth) during the past few years and I have located seven known regular roosts. There must be at least another site as on some days they cannot be found at these favoured sites. By the way they have in the past commenced to breed during August and after raising the first clutch of two, have nested for the second time in December/January. 
They appear to disappear from May to July and it is possible they move northwards up the coastal plain during this period in search of warmer weather and more invertebrate life.  Do frogmouths along the east coast indulge in similar movements?
On a similar topic, a pair of Southern Boobooks have nested at the local school and it appears they too would have at least seven or eight favoured roost sites.
Regards   Wynton Maddeford    
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