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Scientific Name: 
Podargus strigoides
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Aves
Order: 
Caprimulgiformes
Family: 
Podargidae
Genus: 
Podargus
Species: 
strigoides
Status: 
Least Concern
Population Trend: 
Stable
Quick Facts

Life Span: 10 years

Size: 34cm - 53cm tall

Fun Facts

Not an owl: Although commonly mistaken for one, the Tawny Frogmouth is not an owl. In fact, they are more closely related to the nightjar.

Tawny Frogmouths are a species of bird native to Australia. They are commonly confused with owls, which they are not!

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Source: 
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Year assessed: 
2012