|A truly red/rufous coloured Tawny Frogmouth found in Canberra - a victim of road kill|
All the frogmouths I have seen in the Canberra area have, despite their name, been predominately grey. The males have, if any, only a little red on the sides of their face or a touch on their wings coverts. The females are usually more rufous in the same parts, and a few have a bit more red on their wings, but none I have seen have been so red as this bird. I would so much have liked to have met her when alive in the bush.
|The whole of her upper body was red|
apart from her primary and secondary feathers which were dark brown/black
I must look up the type-specimen of Tawny Frogmouth one day to see whether that bird was truly tawny, or grey like most in south-east Australia.
|She still had a recently caught moth in her bill when she died|