Tawny Frogmouth Podagus strigoides

Thanks to Miranda and Barry, neighbours who live in Arafura Street,  we have photos of the family of  Tawny Frogmouths  Podagus strigoides living behind their houses.

These special birds are well camouflaged against the trunk of a Liquid Amber growing in the gully. These North American trees lose their leaves in winter which allows these photos.

Tawny Frogmouth Podagus strigoides

Tawny Frogmouths are nocturnal, feeding at night on insects. Small mammals, reptiles, frogs and birds are also eaten. During the day these birds pretend to be tree branches, sometimes opening an eye when people are around then going back to sleep.

Click on the photo to see the cute moustache.

Barry, Miranda and fourteen other Fox Gully and Firefly Gully property owners are now committed to restoring their properties as part of these wildlife corridors.

Animal Ambulance driver

Wildlife sightings like these will contribute to the Flora and Fauna Assessment which will evaluate the potential of these corridors and provide recommendations on links across Klumpp Road to Mimosa Creek.

Please email photos of wildlife including details of location to megoutlook@gmail.com. I will include your sightings in the wildlife database I am building. Even photos of dead animals are valuable information on our local species and their movements. Unfortunately this week we have had two Eastern Blue-tounged Lizard Tiliqua scincoides that appear to have been hit by cars in O’Grady Street.

This one was lucky, Annette rang the Animal Ambulance: BCC Call Centre 3403 8888. Within an hour this tough little lizard was on his way to see the RSPCA vets. We are now waiting on news. Hopefully there will be a full recovery and return to the wildlife corridor.