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Daintree River, North Queensland


Make Nikon D1X
Lens Nikkor AF VR 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6D   at 600 mm
Exposure 1/320 s, f/5.6, ISO 400 
Image size 546 x 667 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Caprimulgiformes   Family  Podargidae

Deutsch  Papuaschwalm Dutch  Reuzenuilnachtzwaluw
Italian  Bocca di rana papua Spanish  Podargo Papú


This Papuan Frogmouth was nearly invisible, hidden on a tree near the Daintree river, Northern Australia. This species feeds on grasshoppers, beetles and small rodents. It may become prey to the more powerful Rufous Owl.

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Papuan Frogmouth wk useless
Podargus papuensis
Podarge papou

Jean-Michel PAULUS