A sleepy baby frogmouth was spotted sitting with his sibling and parent on a dead tree in our back yard. His head was extremely fluffy but the rest of the plumage was much like the parent's with the same soft grey feathers with flecks of white and brown. The parent was very vigilant staring down at me as I was standing directly under the tree. Every now and then I heard an "oom-oom" in rapid succession. This family has been here for over three days, which was just great especially with the horrendous fire season we've had.
The tawny frogmouth is a species of frogmouth native to and found throughout the Australian mainland and Tasmania. Tawny frogmouths are big-headed, stocky birds often mistaken for owls due to their nocturnal habits and similar colouring. The tawny frogmouth is sometimes incorrectly referred to as "mopoke", a common name for the southern boobook, whose call is often confused with the tawny frogmouth's.