Short-tailed frogmouth

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Short-tailed frogmouth
Sumatran frogmouth.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Podargidae
Genus: Batrachostomus
Species: B. poliolophus
Binomial name
Batrachostomus poliolophus
Hartert, 1892

The short-tailed frogmouth, also known as the Sumatran frogmouth (Batrachostomus poliolophus) is a bird in the family Podargidae. It is endemic to the island of Sumatra in Indonesia.[1] It was formerly considered conspecific with the Bornean frogmouth.[2]


Sexes dimorphic. Adult males have an overall dull rufous-brown, a buffish-white collar distinct, bold whits spots on scapular area. White markings characterize the breast, flanks and abdomen. Scalloped pattern of feathers distinct on abdomen. Appears less darkish brown than congenetic Short-tailed Frogmouth. It is only distinguished for the latter by vocalizations. Females paler, cinnamon colored.[2]


Found maily in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.[2]


It primarily feeds on insects.[2]

Threats and Conservation[edit]

This endemic bird is listed as Near Threatened due to habitat loss.[2]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International. 2016. Batrachostomus poliolophus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22689610A93239588. Downloaded on 22 April 2017
  2. ^ a b c d e Holyoak, D.T. & Garcia, E.F.J. (2017). Short-tailed Frogmouth (Batrachostomus poliolophus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 22 April 2017)