Pale-headed Frogmouth

The Short-tailed Frogmouth is a species of bird in the Podargidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Malaysia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Pale-headed Frogmouth is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Pale-headed Frogmouth @ Kerinci-Seblat National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia Sri Lankan Frogmouth @ Thatekkad Nature Reserve, Kerala, India Sri Lanka Frogmouth @ Kitulgala, Sri Lanka Heinrich's Nightjar (otherwise known as Satanic or Diabolical Nightjar) @ Lore Linda, Sulawesi, Indonesia Jungle Nightjar @ Mudumalai National Park, South India Papuan Frogmouth @ Daintree River More

However we decided that looking for Pale-headed Frogmouth was more interesting than Togo v Switzerland and (accompanied by a random Dutch tourist who wanted to know why people were going into the forest at night but not unfortunately his sexy girlfriend - Holland not an Island you see) we dipped. The next day we tried again with success. My first Frogmouth and a crazy looking creature - all head and no body. The next morning I set off for Sungai Penuh and the lowland(er) forest of Bukit Tapan. More

Order : Caprimulgiformes
Family : Podargidae
Genus : Batrachostomus
Species : poliolophus
Authority : Hartert, 1892