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Aug 22, 2012

Faces only a mother could love

Photo: Brookfield Zoo/Rex Features
Podargus strigoides
These two Tawny Frogmouth chicks were recently welcomed into the world at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.   There are 16 species of frogmouths in the world and the Tawny Frogmouths are native to Australia, although they also show up in Tasmania and southern New Guinea.   This species has been in existence for 52 million years and although they are related to owls, they are more closely related to oilbirds and nightjars.   The Brookfield Zoo is owned by the Chicago Zoological Society, a non-profit organization.   In the photo below, Tawny Frogmouths do not appear to become more attractive as adults.
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Doonside, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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