Podargus cornutus Temminck, 1822, Sumatra. Two subspecies.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Long-tailed or horned frogmouth; French: Podarge cornu; German: Sundafroschmaul; Spanish: Podargo Cornudo.
9–11 in (23–28 cm). Plumage color highly variable. Two color morphs are known—black-and-white or brown-and-buff; intermediates also occur. Colors of males and females differ in both morphs.
Sumatra, Borneo, and small islands nearby.
Scrub, secondary forest.
Roosts on low branches by day; active at night.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Little known; diet includes beetles.
Small nest on branch contained single egg. Adult reported to carry half-grown nestling in flight across a narrow road, apparently holding chick between its legs.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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