Frogmouth
Frogmouth Frog"mouth`, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of several species of Asiatic and East Indian birds of the genus {Batrachostomus} (family {Podargid[ae]}); -- so called from their very broad, flat bills. [1913 Webster]

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  • Frogmouth — Taxobox name = Frogmouths image caption = Tawny Frogmouth, at night image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves unranked ordo = Cypselomorphae ordo = see text familia = Podargidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision …   Wikipedia

  • frogmouth — /frog mowth , frawg /, n., pl. frogmouths / mowdhz , mowths /. any Australian and Oriental bird of the family Podargidae, related to the goatsuckers, having a broad, flattened, froglike mouth. [1850 55; FROG1 + MOUTH] * * * ▪ bird       any of… …   Universalium

  • frogmouth — /ˈfrɒgmaʊθ / (say frogmowth) noun 1. any of various species of nocturnal birds of the family Podargidae, with wide bills, soft wings, cryptic plumage and silent flight, found throughout Australasia and New Guinea, as the tawny frogmouth, Podargus …   Australian English dictionary

  • frogmouth — noun a nocturnal bird resembling a nightjar, occurring in SE Asia and Australasia. [Podargus strigoides (tawny frogmouth, Australia) and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • frogmouth — noun Any of several nocturnal, insectivorous birds, of the family Podargidae, native to Australia and southern Asia …   Wiktionary

  • frogmouth — n. any of various birds of Australia and SE Asia, esp. of the family Podargidae, having large wide mouths …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dulit Frogmouth — Lithograph by Keulemans, 1892 Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Tawny Frogmouth — Taxobox name = Tawny Frogmouth status = lr/LC regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Caprimulgiformes familia = Podargidae genus = Podargus species = P. strigoides binomial = Podargus strigoides binomial authority = (Latham,… …   Wikipedia

  • Sri Lanka Frogmouth — A pair (female on right) of frogmouths (B. m. roonwali) at day roost Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Solomon Islands Frogmouth — Taxobox name = Solomon Islands Frogmouth status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves unranked ordo = Cypselomorphae? ordo = Caprimulgiformes (disputed) familia = Podargidae genus =… …   Wikipedia

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