Genus Podargus


Marbled Frogmouth - The Marbled Frogmouth is a species of bird in the Podargidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes Podargus ocellatus inexpectatus, a subspecies endemic to four islands in the Solomon Islands, was split into its own genus, Rigidipenna, in 2007.

Papuan Frogmouth - Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Tawny Frogmouth - The Tawny Frogmouth was first described in 1801 by English naturalist John Latham. Is specific name is derived from the Ancient Greek stems strix "owl" and eidos "form". It belongs to the frogmouth family Podargidae, which also includes the other types of frogmouths like the Jaren and Solomon Islands Frogmouth. Tawny Frogmouths came from Aves then the neoaves, which has such birds like flamingos, cuckoos and the owls, that continued on to Caprimulgiformes, this is the group that includes the nightjars and oilbirds and then onto Podargidae. Podargidae have been around for about 56 million years, since the Eocene period.

Order : Caprimulgiformes
Family : Podargidae
Genus : Podargus