Nesting Frogmouths incubation period

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Subject: Nesting Frogmouths incubation period
From: "Edwin Vella" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 03:06:39 +1100

We have a pair of Tawny Frogmouths currently nesting in a eucalypt opposite our house. I have been waiting to see the young hatch for over a month or two and surprised how long they have been incubating. Does anyone know if a 2 months incubation period be too long for these birds? The same pair has been nesting in the same tree for 3 years in a row but I have not seen any young in the pervious years. The nest is constructed very strong with even some man made wire used.


Edwin Vella

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