Frogmouth Territory

To: Sonja Ross <>
Subject: Frogmouth Territory
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2014 16:10:11 +1000
Lurking within the "Social Organisation" element of the HANZAB reference to
this species is a comment about home range "40-80Ha, perhaps as small as

We have a pair which breed and roost in our garden (rural residential area
outside Queanbeyan) and I have found other birds roosting about 800m from
the roost site, and suspect our lot have turned up on another property at
least 300m from the nest tree.  If I assume a 500m radius for their
territory the answer is very close to 80Ha.


Martin Butterfield

On 8 June 2014 15:29, Sonja Ross <> wrote:

> I "discovered" a third pair of Tawny Frogmouths today along a creek where
> I walk regularly and that made me wonder what size territory they need.  I
> think the stretch would be somewhere between 2.5 and 3 k with suburbia on
> one side and a bit of remnant bush on the other.   Does anyone have any
> idea what size their territories are?
> Thanks,
> Sonja
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