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Marbled Frogmouth

(Podargus ocellatus)
Alternate name(s): "Plumed Frogmouth*"
Size: 37-48 cm
Weight: 130-160 g


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Marbled Frogmouth at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "plumiferus"

This race is also known as the "Plumed Frogmouth".


Sex unknown

Near-frontal view of a Marbled Frogmouth, eyes wide open (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[D'Aguilar National Park, near Mount Mee, QLD, January 2023]

Near-frontal view of a Marbled Frogmouth, eyes half closed (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[D'Aguilar National Park, near Mount Mee, QLD, January 2023]


For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

mrbfrog_me_20191219.m4a plumiferus
Contact calls (Q&A) © ME

More Marbled Frogmouth sound recordings are available at .

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