Marbled Frogmouth (species: Podargus ocellatus) in Wollumbin NP (Gaia Guide)
Podargus ocellatus
Marbled Frogmouth

©NSW Government, Australia: Marbled Frogmouth (Podargus ocellatus)

©Bauple58: Marbled Frogmouth (Podargus ocellatus)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Caprimulgiformes
Family Podargidae
Genus Podargus
Species Podargus ocellatus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 42 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Females
  • Up to 50 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Males


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Australia has two subspecies; marmoratus is found on Cape York Peninsula, plumiferus (known locally as the 'Plumed Frogmouth') is found in SE Queensland. (Wikipedia)

Web resources


  • Simpson, K., N. Day and P. Trusler (2004). Field Guide to Birds of Australia: 7th Edition Penguin Group (Australia), Camberwell, Victoria.