The New Zealand kakapo, a flightless, nocturnal bird that is the heaviest of all parrots.

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The kakapo is a critically endangered species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea endemic to New Zealand.

Not to be confused with owls, the frogmouth is a nocturnal bird native to Southeast Asia and Australia. Strange looking!

Introducing The Frogmouth

Not to be confused with owls, the Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a nocturnal bird native to Southeast Asia and Australia. Strange looking though, isn't it?

Owlet-nightjars are small nocturnal birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths. Most are native to New Guinea, but some species extend to Australia, the Moluccas, and New Caledonia.

Owlet-nightjars aka Moth Owl are small nocturnal birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths. Most are native to New Guinea, but some species extend to Australia, the Moluccas, and New Caledonia.

Introducing The Frogmouth

Introducing The Frogmouth

Introducing The Frogmouth It’s important that you get to know these adorably expressive birds. Not to be confused with owls, the frogmouth is a nocturnal bird native to Southeast Asia and Australia.

After nearly a century of presumed extinction, the Australian Night Parrot was first rediscovered in 2013 after an exhaustive search by naturalist John Young. After that first discovery, Young kept up his searching and was recently rewarded by finding another population of the reclusive nocturnal birds in Diamantina National Park:

More Australian Night Parrots Have Been Discovered / The nocturnal bird is so rare that it was once thought to be extinct. This recent discovery gives its struggling population a big boost.

<b>It's important that you get to know these adorably expressive birds.</b> Not to be confused with owls, the <a href="http://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fcatesish%2Fintroducing-the-frogmouth&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFrogmouth&xcust=1566672%7CBFLITE&xs=1" target="_blank">frogmouth</a> is a nocturnal bird native to Southeast Asia and Australia.

Introducing The Frogmouth

It's important that you get to know these adorably expressive birds. Not to be confused with owls, the frogmouth is a nocturnal bird native to Southeast Asia and Australia.

Night Parrot, Nocturnal Bird In Australia, Seen Alive For First Time In Over A Century  |  Posted: 07/05/2013  SYDNEY, July 5 (Reuters) - A nocturnal Australian parrot that hops like a kangaroo and had not been seen alive for more than a century has not only been seen but has been photographed, a naturalist said on Friday, but he is keeping the whereabouts a secret.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/05/night-parrot-australia_n_3548811.html

Rare Bird Seen Alive For First Time In Over A Century

The Australian night parrot, Pezoporus occidentalis

The Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus) is a nocturnal bird found in open woodland across Australia and in southern New Guinea. It is colloquially known as "Moth Owl". It is the most common of the owlet-nightjars, and the best known of this secretive family. It is the most common nocturnal bird in Australia, and despite suffering from predation and competition by introduced species it is not considered threatened.

The Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus) is a nocturnal bird found in open woodland across Australia and in southern New Guinea.

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TAWNY FROGMOUTH (Podargus stigoides) - strange nocturnal bird with a big mouth to justify its name of "frogmouth with big yellow eyes. (Often mistaken for owls)

Northern potoos camouflage themselves on tree stumps during the day

We can see potoo! Bird perfectly blends itself in with a tree trunk

Northern potoos camouflage themselves on tree stumps during the day

The frogmouth birds are a group of nocturnal birds related to the nightjars. They are named for their large flattened hooked bills and huge frog-like gape, which they use to capture insects. Their flight is weak. They rest horizontally on branches during the day, camouflaged by their cryptic plumage. Up to three white eggs are laid in the fork of a branch, and are incubated by the female at night and the male in the day. Tawny Frogmouth

Frogmouths: nocturnal birds related to nightjars. Their flat hooked bills & huge frog-like gape help them catch bugs. Weak flyers, they rest horizontally on branches during the day, camouflaged by their cryptic plumage.

<b>It's important that you get to know these adorably expressive birds.</b> Not to be confused with owls, the <a href="http://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fcatesish%2Fintroducing-the-frogmouth&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFrogmouth&xcust=1566672%7CBFLITE&xs=1" target="_blank">frogmouth</a> is a nocturnal bird native to Southeast Asia and Australia.

Introducing The Frogmouth

It& important that you get to know these adorably expressive birds. Not to be confused with owls, the frogmouth is a nocturnal bird native to Southeast Asia and Australia.

Introducing The Frogmouth:  adorable expressive birds.  Not to be confused with owl, it is a nocturnal bird native to Southeast Asia and Australia.

Introducing The Frogmouth

Introducing The Frogmouth: adorable expressive birds. Not to be confused with owl, it is a nocturnal bird native to Southeast Asia and Australia.

Introducing The Frogmouth: Not to be confused with owls, the frogmouth is a nocturnal bird native to Southeast Asia and Australia.

Introducing The Frogmouth

It's important that you get to know these adorably expressive birds. Not to be confused with owls, the frogmouth is a nocturnal bird native to Southeast Asia and Australia.

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