Birds | November 10, 2021 4:13 AM | hangbony
Meet the frogmouth, a genus of birds that bears an uncanny similarity to amphibians, Frogmouths are nocturnal birds that resemble owls at first look, although they are actually more closely related to nightjars.
These unusual-looking birds have large, frog-like gapes and may be found in India, Southeast Asia, and Australia’s forests.
The enormous frog-like beak is designed to catch insects, tiny lizards, and mice fast, Because these stocky birds have weak legs and feet and aren’t the best flyers, they hunt by pouncing on their prey, grabbing it with their large beak, and swiftly consuming it.
Frogmouths are mostly active at night, although they spend the day hidden in plain sight on forked tree branches, They keep completely motionless, eyes closed and beak pointing skyward, in order to blend in with the surroundings, As you can see here, their plumage blends in nicely with tree bark, Thank you for like and share.
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