Tawny Frogmouth not a Raptor

To: "Evan Beaver" <>, "Birding-aus \(E-mail\)" <>
Subject: Tawny Frogmouth not a Raptor
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 16:10:05 +1000
Hi Evan,


Yes, this has been discussed previously, at length, on B-A (really there is no 
discussion needed).
No, Frogmouths, Nightjars etc. are predatory but are not raptors but are often 
grouped in books etc with owls, for convenience.
Yes, they would have strong talons and a beak for killing things, to be a 
raptor and you've got it right, they don't and they're not.


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