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Tawny frogmouth, Podargus strigoides, at night
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Strisores
Order: Podargiformes
Family: Podargidae
Genus: Podargus
Vieillot, 1818
Type species
Podargus cinereus[1]
Vieillot, 1818

At least 3 recognized species, see article.

Podargus is a small genus of birds in the frogmouth family, Podargidae. All members of this genus are found in Australia, with some species being found in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and the Solomon Islands, as well.
It contains these species to date:

Image Scientific name Common name Distribution
Podargus ocellatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1830 Marbled frogmouth Aru Islands, New Guinea and Queensland
Podargus papuensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1830 Papuan frogmouth Aru Islands, New Guinea, and Cape York Peninsula.
Podargus strigoides (Latham, 1801) Tawny frogmouth Mainland Australia (except far Western Queensland, the central Northern Territory, and most of the Nullabor Plain) and Tasmania


  1. ^ "Podargidae". The Trust for Avian Systematics. Retrieved 2023-08-05.

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