Philippine frogmouth

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Philippine frogmouth
Batrachostomus septimus 01.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Podargiformes
Family: Podargidae
Genus: Batrachostomus
Species: B. septimus
Binomial name
Batrachostomus septimus
Tweeddale, 1877

The Philippine frogmouth (Batrachostomus septimus) is a nocturnal bird that is found throughout the Philippine archipelago. It is common in lowland forests and maturing second growth. Little information is known about the bird. It feeds on grasshoppers, cicadas, crickets and beetles.


The nest is built from a horizontal branch that is placed two to five meters above ground. It is made from the parent's own downy feathers which is held in place using spider silk, moss and lichens. The female lays one egg per season. The male incubates the egg during the day and the female at night.