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This local family of Tawny Frogmouths love to sit together low in a favourite gum tree on the property near Orchard Cottage. Long into the day they will remain motionless, camouflaged in the dappled sunshine against the bark, enjoying the fresh air and bush vibe. This family of three is very chilled-out and even the noise of the lawnmower directly below doesn’t ruffle them.

Tawny Frogmouths are often confused with owls, however are more closely related to nightjars. They have a nocturnal habit and owl-like appearance but lack curved talons. Communication is via a soft, deep and continuous oom oom oom, not the ‘mopoke’ sound which is from the boobook owl who share overlapping territory.

Tawny Frogmouths form permanent pair bonds. The pair will remain in the same territory for 10 years or more.