Frogmouth Territory

To: Martin Butterfield <>
Subject: Frogmouth Territory
From: Sonja Ross <>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2014 18:37:26 +1000
Thanks, Martin.   I'll try to work out the distances next time I walk there.

On 08/06/2014, at 4:10 PM, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:

> 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 
> 20Ha".  
> 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
> 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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