Podargus auritus J. E. Gray, 1829, Sumatra. Monotypic.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Podarge oreillard; German: Riesenfroschmaul; Spanish: Podargo Orejudo.
16–17 in (40–43 cm); 7.25 oz (206 g). Largest Asian frogmouth. Upperparts are chestnut to light brown with pale bars on scapulars and blackish-edged whitish spots on wing coverts; underparts are rufous brown with buff to white spots. Coloration of males and females is similar.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaya, Sumatra, and Borneo.
Little known; daytime roosts in canopy or tree-hole; active only at night.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Diet of insects including cicadas and grasshoppers.
Tiny nest on branch of shrub or sapling, with clutch of single egg.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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