(Podargus strigoides)

Not planning on photographing birds this particular evening, I had the macro lens on the camera. Turns out it was the perfect lens to have on when this Tawny frogmouth swooped past my head and landed just feet away in a nearby tree.

Native to Australia, this bird’s nocturnal habits and colouring often have it mistaken for a member of the owl family. It is, along with the Marbled frogmouth and the Papuan frogmouth, a genus in it’s own right.

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