French: Podarge oreillard German: Riesenfroschmaul Spanish: Podargo orejudo
J. E. Gray
no locality = Sumatra
Scattered localities in S Thailand (Nakhon Si Thammarat), Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (including Labuan I) and nearby N Natuna Is.
39–43 cm; c. 206 g. Largest of the Asian frogmouths, although B. harterti not much smaller. Adult chestnut to light brown above, with pale bars on scapulars... read more
Poorly known; song variously described as a loud wheezy call, and as a deep, hollow-sounding... read more
Lowland rainforest, but recorded from secondary forest as well as undisturbed primary forest; also... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes cicadas and grasshoppers. Apparently feeds by sallying to catch insects on the ground or from branches.
Two nests at Taman Negara, peninsular Malaysia, had eggs in Feb; a nest in Sumatra had a chick in late Jul. Nest is a relatively small... read more
Appears to be sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Extremely rare in Thailand, where possibly only one definite record exists. Rare in Malaysia, but still... read more
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