Ceylon Frogmouth

This species is found only in the Western Ghats in southwest India and Sri Lanka. Its habitat is dense tropical forest. A single white egg is laid in the fork of a tree and incubated by the female at night and the male in the day.

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The Ceylon Frogmouth is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Ceylon Frogmouths flying back to life at Salim Ali sanctuary = K. S. SudhiShare · print · T+ · T- A pair of endangered Ceylon frogmouth birds at the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Thattekad, in Kerala. Photo: Special ArrangementThe Hindu A pair of endangered Ceylon frogmouth birds at the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Thattekad, in Kerala. More

most elusive Ceylon Frogmouth were spotted within 100 metres during the survey. This is considered a unique record for Kerala. The survey jointly organised by the Forest Department and the Kerala Natural History found as many as 127 species, representing a wide family of distribution found in the park. Nine new species such as the Pallied, Marsh Harriers, Red Munia, and Iora were also spotted. More

Owlet (1 - heard only), Ceylon Frogmouth (1 - heard only), Ceylon Grey Hornbill (2), Yellow-fronted Barbet (2), Indian Pitta (1 - near Citicen Rest), Black-headed Cuckooshrike (1 - near Citicen Rest), Brown-capped Babbler (2), Dark-fronted Babbler (V), Tickell's Blue-Flycatcher (2), Brown-breasted Flycatcher (2). More

THE CEYLON FROGMOUTH in Thattekkad. It caught Dr. Salim Ali's attention when he came to Kerala in 1933 for a survey of birds. The place now has a bird sanctuary named after him. (Above) The bird's nest. When he came here first, Salim Ali was amazed at the sight of more than 50 hornbills flying together. But when he came again in 1986, he was worried that he could not see even one. More

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ceylon_frogmouth_thattekkad_002 * Ceylon Frogmouth, Batrachostomus moniliger in its camouflaging environment. red_whiskered_bulbul_egg_001 * Nest of a Red whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus. Nesting is known to take place from August to March, probably the period of the year excluding the wettest months (June and July) southwest monsoon and the hottest months of April and May. There are 2 nests taken at different periods in this album and this one was taken around mid January while the other was taken around end of September. A typical clutch consists of two to four (I've seen mostly three) pale pink eggs, streaked and spotted with shades of red. More

Ceylon Frogmouth Ceylon Frogmouth Name Sri Lanka Frogmouth Scientific Name Batrachostomus moniliger Location Thattekad, Kerala Notes Next Bird More

It was believed that the Ceylon Frogmouth or 'Gembi-kata Bassa' is a rare breeding resident in Sri Lanka found nowhere else in the world. However, recent surveys conducted in the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in the Aanaimalai Hills in South India have recorded that the same bird as ours is found there. While at least five species of Frogmouths are found in South-East Asia, the Ceylon Frogmouth (Batrachostomus moni-liger) is the sole representative of the family Podargidae in the island. More

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Order : Caprimulgiformes
Family : Podargidae
Genus : Batrachostomus
Species : moniliger
Authority : Blyth, 1846