|Tawny Frogmouths can be very difficult to see when roosting quietly up in the branches|
The adult male, on the left, sits comfortably, partially fluffed up as he basks in the sun, while the young bird is a bit more secretive, taking on a partial branch-pose for camouflage. The adult bird has seen me many times before, so is probably less afraid of me.
The young bird is identified as such by her scruffy moustache and eyebrows, and her nasal bristles are not as finely developed as those of a bird in full adult plumage. She is definitely a female as she has taken on a rusty colouring to her wing coverts. Males are more uniform grey.