Batrachostomus moniliger Blyth, 1849, Ceylon. Monotypic.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Ceylon frogmouth; French: Podarge de Ceylan; German: Ceylonfroschmaul; Spanish: Podargo de Ceilбn.
8.7–9 in (22–23 cm). Males are brownish gray with black and white lines, a whitish collar across the mantle, and white spots on scapulars, wing-coverts, and underparts. Females are rufous or rufous-brown with reduced markings.
Southwest India and Sri Lanka.
Forests, woodland, second-growth.
Roosts in dense cover by day, usually as pair together. Active in territory at dusk and during the night, but most details of
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Catches insect prey on ground or on branches.
Nest a small circular pad on branch, containing clutch of single egg. Daytime incubation by male.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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