Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth

The Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)  Podargus  means ‘gouty’ is derived from the Greek word podagra meaning gout. This refers to the small, presumably weak feet of the frogmouth. Some say they walk ‘like a gouty old man’. The species name strigoides is from the Latin strix meaning owl, and oides meaning … Continue reading