Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Hodgson's Frogmouth Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Batrachostomus hodgsoni
Family : Podargidae
Order : Caprimulgiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Hodgson’s Frogmouth is a cryptically coloured bird with a wide frog-like gape and tuft of bristles above its bill (adult bird length approximately 27 cm, wing 13.5 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 1.6 cm, tail 14 cm). The male looks entirely grey-brown, marked cryptically. Its breast is dark brown with large white spots. It has a strong stubby fleshy-pink bill, It feeds on beetles, moths, grasshoppers, etc. It roosts in the daytime camouflaged, perched motionless upright on a branch in dense jungle.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Frank Lambert(www.xeno-canto.org/Frank Lambert), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.