Species Profile

Species Batrachostomus harterti
Common Name Dulit Frogmouth
Family Podargidae
Order Caprimulgiformes
Distribution Endemic to northern Borneo
Habitat Submontane forest (300-1250 m elevation)
Description  Similar to the Large Frogmouth (Batrachostomus auritus) but smaller in size with a darker coloration, it measures from 32 to 37 cm with a maximum wingspan of 56 cm. It has large white spots on its wing-coverts and its underparts are pale brown with buff bars and spots.
Notes  Like other frogmouths it is strictly nocturnal and is believed to hunt by sitting and waiting for its insect prey to move before flying out to snatch it. In the daytime these birds sleep motionless on a branch camouflaged as a cluster of dead leaves. As this species is extremely rare and and known only from a handful of sightings, many of its habits are not known.
Conservation Status  Near Threatened
References  
BirdLife International 2012. Batrachostomus harterti. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. www.iucnredlist.org

Phillips, Q and Phillips K 2014 Phillips' Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd, England.

Planet of Birds 2011, Dulit Frogmouth (Batrachostomus harterti) accessed on 19 May 201 at http://www.planetofbirds.com/caprimulgiformes-podargidae-dulit-frogmouth-batrachostomus-harterti
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Sarawak, Malaysia

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