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frogmouth

[frog-mouth, frawg-] /ˈfrɒgˌmaʊθ, ˈfrɔg-/
noun, plural frogmouths
[frog-mouth z, -mouths, frawg-] /ˈfrɒgˌmaʊðz, -ˌmaʊθs, ˈfrɔg-/ (Show IPA)
1.
any Australian and Oriental bird of the family Podargidae, related to the goatsuckers, having a broad, flattened, froglike mouth.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; frog1 + mouth
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British Dictionary definitions for frog mouth

frogmouth

/ˈfrɒɡˌmaʊθ/
noun
1.
any nocturnal insectivorous bird of the genera Podargus and Batrachostomus, of SE Asia and Australia, similar to the nightjars: family Podargidae, order Caprimulgiformes
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frogmouth

any of numerous birds, comprising the family Podargidae in the order Caprimulgiformes, named for their characteristic broad, froglike gape. Frogmouths inhabit the forests of southeastern Asia and Australia. Unlike the weak bill of the nightjars, that of the frogmouths is substantial and slightly hooked. Their food consists of large insects, small lizards, and mice, taken at night; some frogmouths in Australia also eat berries and fruit. They sleep in a crouching position, lengthwise along a branch, during the day. Frogmouths are protectively coloured, reddish brown or grayish, and range in length from about 10 to 22 inches (25 to 55 cm). There are 12 species in two genera.

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