|To:||Stuart Rae <>|
|Subject:||Question on Tawny Frogmouths|
|From:||Martin Butterfield via Canberrabirds <>|
|Date:||Sun, 15 Jan 2023 10:05:21 +0000|
During the 8 years I followed the family at our Carwoola property I don't recall the chicks (usually 2) ever calling during the day. They were usually sat in a row between the parents so no real need to communicate. They wouldn't have been hungry anyway as I suspect the parents had no trouble finding food for them in those years with an acre of mown lawn, lots of frogs around a dam nearby and many big moths to be caught on the windows of our house.
During the post fledging period when the adults were teaching them the territory, but I suspect the chicks still depended on the adults for food, there were a few occasions after dark when the chicks vocalised in a number of strange ways. I can't remember the details but it was loud enough to be heard in the house and sustained enough for me to track down the calling bird. I thought it was begging for food: possibly at the stage I call Indolent Young.
On Sun, 15 Jan 2023 at 20:04, Stuart Rae via Canberrabirds <> wrote:
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