Frogmouth? North Head, Sydney

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Subject: Frogmouth? North Head, Sydney
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 17:17:06 +1100
At North Head at about 8pm yesterday I saw what I assumed was my first Tawny 

What I saw corresponded fairly closely with the right hand picture of a Tawny 
Frogmouth on p309 of Pizzey ed. 7 (same pose too), except that the tail 
extended no more than 2 or 3 cm beyond the wing tips.  Could it be a juvenile?

I couldn't see its bill properly - it never turned its head away from me once - 
but I thought it looked kind of wide. It was grunting in a concerned way the 
whole time and stayed fluffed up.

I can't see what else it could be, but unless someone can explain the short 
tail I'll have to say it couldn't be a frogmouth.

Peter Shute

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