from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various brown or gray nocturnal birds of the family Podargidae of southeast Asia and Australia, having a wide mouth and a hooked bill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several nocturnal, insectivorous birds, of the family Podargidae, native to Australia and southern Asia

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of several species of Asiatic and East Indian birds of the genus Batrachostomus (family Podargidæ); -- so called from their very broad, flat bills.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any bird of the family Podargidæ, especially of the genus Batrachostomus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. insectivorous bird of Australia and southeastern Asia having a wide frog-like mouth


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  • Scruffy and fluffy, these tawny frogmouth chicks are part of six hatched in 2008 and 2009 through a cooperative program of SeaWorld and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.


  • Van Remsen, curator of birds at the Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science, said that this new frogmouth genus serves as a poignant reminder that birds of the tropics, particularly from southeast Asia to Melanesia, have been paid scant attention by science.

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  • Theirs is the first frogmouth from these islands to be caught by scientists in more than 100 years.

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  • A combination of detailed morphological and genetic analyses reveal that this frogmouth formerly dismissed as just a race of an existing species actually cannot be placed confidently in any existing genus, and so the data demand naming a new one. '

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  • A new genus of birds (in the frogmouth family, the Podargidae) has been discovered in the Solomon Islands.

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  • 'Without the help of local hunters, we probably would have overlooked the frogmouth.'

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  • Now, the quotation -- 'Without the help of local hunters, we probably would have overlooked the frogmouth' -- is interesting, but enigmatic.

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  • Set out on a table-top were two of the adobe nests of mason wasps attached to the dried carcass of a lizard, the wings of a pardelote and a frogmouth, something like a nightjar, and a row of the cone-like seeds of casuarinas, which Wolseley had been drawing repeatedly for months.


  • Wolseley was comparing the skulls and their rock-fault jigsaw with some feathers of the frogmouth he had laid out beside them on the drawing board.


  • (04 / 19 / 2007) University of Florida scientists have discovered a new genus of frogmouth bird in the Solomon Islands. News


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