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.
Theirs is the first frogmouth from these islands to be caught by scientists in more than 100 years.
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. '
A new genus of birds (in the frogmouth family, the Podargidae) has been discovered in the Solomon Islands.
'Without the help of local hunters, we probably would have overlooked the frogmouth.'
Now, the quotation -- 'Without the help of local hunters, we probably would have overlooked the frogmouth' -- is interesting, but enigmatic.
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.