Animal Database
Animal Database
Philippine Frogmouth
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Range Philippine archipelago
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Class Aves
Order Caprimulgiformes
Family Podargidae
Genus Batrachostomus
Species Batrachostomus septimus
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Philippine frogmouth (Batrachostomus septimus), is a species of frogmouth that is found throughout the Philippine archipelago. It is common in lowland forests and maturing second growth. Little information is known about the bird. It feeds on grasshoppers, cicadas, crickets and beetles.


The nest is built from a horizontal branch that is placed two to five meters above ground. It is made from the parent's own downy feathers which is held in place using spider silk, moss and lichens. The female lays one egg per season. The male incubates the egg during the day and the female at night.