Urbanised Tawny Frogmouth

To: 'Elizabeth Keen' <>
Subject: Urbanised Tawny Frogmouth
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:55:10 +0000

The way to answer that is to find known Tawny Frogmouth roosts, preferably with the bird still there and looking under it. Otherwise it is guessing. I can’t say I recall any particularly splattery droppings under them. There is a well known t shirt that purports to label different bird poos, but it is in jest. A set of particularly splattery droppings can most obviously be due to many birds roosting at the site, so group roosters: starlings, mynas, many parrots, etc.




From: Elizabeth Keen [
Sent: Tuesday, 20 February, 2018 7:37 AM
To: Steve Read
Cc: Alan Ford;
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Urbanised Tawny Frogmouth


Am I right in thinking that Tawny Frogmouths leave particularly splattery droppings? We sometimes find large splatters in the garden (eg on the water-tank, on the roof of the car . .) Might these be a sign that a TF has visited from the adjacent woodland, from where we’ve heard them call? 




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