Several calls given by a bird at night.

Several calls given by a bird at night.
Species: Solomons Frogmouth   Rigidipenna inexpectata
Author: Josep del Hoyo
Monday, October 4, 2010
Added to IBC: 22 Nov 2010 - 17:32
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Altitude (m): 
521 meters


This taxon was so poorly known until recently that it was considered a subspecies of the Marbled Frogmouth. A recent revision showed that they are not even closely related, and that the Solomon Frogmouth is not only a different species, but that it shall be assigned to a new monotypic genus. So, its correct name now is Solomon Frogmouth (Rigidipenna inexpectata). Interestingly, just two weeks later I could film and record the voice of a Marbled Frogmouth in Queensland, which is completely different as you can notice if you compare both voice recordings.


Josep del Hoyo, IBC1127008. Accessible at

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Josep del Hoyo, IBC1127008. Sound recording of Solomons Frogmouth Rigidipenna inexpectata at Tirotonga, Solomon Archipelago. Accessible at

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