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
A Stewart Island Brown Kiwi (A. australis lawryi) or Tokoeka, a flightless bird endemic to New Zealand. It is one of five species of Kiwi, all of which are endangered. I ran into this one on the trail from Fresh Water Landing to Mason Bay on Stewart Island, New Zealand. Kiwis are a nocturnal bird and it is extremely rare to see them during the day in the wild. I feel extremely lucky I had the opportunity to photograph one. I'm back from a long and exhaustive trip to New Zealand. Still ...
Owl Moon Lessons. Really like what they did. Especially making the craters1
Northern Potoos are nocturnal birds that typically roost motionless during the day, and because of the cryptic nature of their plumage, these birds can almost disappear from view by assuming a posture that mimics a part of the tree.
Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a ...