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Old Dec 30, 2010, 4:46 PM   #1
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 5:07 PM   #2
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I believe they are Tawny Frogmouth birds. Was this picture taken in Australia?

This is what I found.
http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/tawnyfrogmth.htm
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 10:27 PM   #3
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not a clue, but they sure look grumpy!
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Hi NHL

Yes I can confirm Steve is correct, they are tawny frogmouths (being a 'local Aussie' myself)

In the right environment they will be very VERY camoflagued (e.g. as part of a stump, log, etc). If you're not aware, when they open their eyes, they can give you a fright.

Nice capture! So glad you loved Australia - you must come and visit 'Down Under' again, and message me beforehand, so we can meet up if you're interested. I'm in Adelaide (South Australia).

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Thanks smac...

It took a few shots to get them both to open their eyes at the same time!
-> Otherwise without their feet sticking out no one would notice these creatures

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Old Jan 3, 2011, 1:17 AM   #6
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Gosh, they are soooo cute!
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Old Jan 4, 2011, 9:14 PM   #7
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Hey there - if this photo was taken in N. America, it's more likly a pair of whip-or-wills, or their nightjar cousins, the Common Poorwill or the Chuck-will's-widow, or maybe even a nighthawk since they are gray. Check out http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/b...aspx?family=12

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Wow the why the feathers shine as if they are silken ones... Nice shots there...
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Tawny Frogmouths they are. Absolutely a wonderful shot. Your persistence paid off big time.
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I looked them up also, and did not see any pics that come close to the clairty or detail that you have presented here. Great shooting! Frank
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