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Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth (Image ID 42518)
Photographed byMichael Hamel-Green on Sat 19th Sep, 2020 and uploaded on Wed 23rd Sep, 2020 .
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ID42518
CommentA family of two adult and one smaller juvenile Tawny Frogmouths has long made their daytime roosting home high in a huge old peppercorn tree at Coburg Lake Reserve. They have become quite an attraction for park walkers over the past two years. However, over the last couple of months, only the smaller juvenile has been sighted. Perhaps this is a case, contrary to usual expectations, of parents leaving the home rather than encouraging their offspring to leave, not that the latter has been observed to the same extent in the current straightened circumstance of many human families. The juvenile in this photo was evidently trying out the possibility of sleeping on its own shoulder, almost like a curled cat taking a nap. Very amusing to see. However, after a little while, it reverted to the more conventional Tawny position of simply going to sleep while perched upright. The smaller size and broad dark eye patch are characteristic of juveniles.
EquipmentNikon Z7 with Nikon 300mm PF f/4 telephoto
ISO 1000
1/1000th f8
LocationCoburg Lake Reserve, Coburg, Victoria
Keywordsjuvenile, behaviour/display
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