Last October, a rather unusual new bird species was welcomed at BCA Zoo, a Tawny Frogmouth. Todd is a 4-year-old male frogmouth who arrived from Lotherton Wildlife World. Tawny Frogmouths are native to Australia and are renowned for their cryptic camouflage and will spend hours each day pretending to be a tree stump!
Todd successfully went through a 30 day quarantine period and is now living in one of the aviaries on our zoo courtyard. He shares his aviary with our pair of Laughing Kookaburras and so far the mix has gone well.
Tawny Frogmouths are nocturnal by nature so you may have to be patient trying to spot him on your visit. He tends to hang out at the back of the enclosure during the day but can be seen during one of our ‘keeper for a day’ activities.
Todd will spend a bit of time getting used to his Kookaburra friends but there are plans to bring in a mate for him in the future.
For more information on Frogmouths then please visit our Tawny Frogmouth animal page.