Blyths Frogmouth (Batrachostomus affinis)

Blyths Frogmouth

[order] CAPRIMULGIFORMES | [family] Podargidae | [latin] Batrachostomus affinis | [UK] Blyths Frogmouth | [FR] Podarge de Blyth | [DE] Blyth-Froschmaul | [ES] Podargo de Blyth | [NL] Blyths Kikkerbek


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Batrachostomus affinis OR N Thailand, s Burma, c Vietnam to se peninsular Thailand to Sumatra, Borneo
Batrachostomus affinis affinis s Thailand, s Malay Pen., Sumatra and Borneo
Batrachostomus affinis continentalis se Burma to Thailand, s Laos and c Vietnam

Physical charateristics

Male brown above, heavily speckled with white and black spots. Eyebrow whitish and whitish collar across uppermantle. Below cinnamon, brown and white spotted with belly and flanks finely barred brownish or almost entirely whitish.

wingspan min.: 0 cm wingspan max.: 0 cm
size min.: 19 cm size max.: 25 cm
incubation min.: 0 days incubation max.: 0 days
fledging min.: 0 days fledging max.: 0 days
broods: 1   eggs min.: 1  
      eggs max.: 3  


Oriental Region : North Thailand, South Burma, Central Vietnam to peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo


Subtropical/tropical lowland moist forest and mangroves, lowland moist shrubland.


Few data, builds a small cup from its own down, placed on a branch. Clutch size 1-2 eggs. Male incubates during the day, female during the dark hours.

Feeding habits

It feeds on insects which are taken by fluttering along branches and ground.


This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats

Blyths Frogmouth status Least Concern


Probably sedentary

Distribution map

Blyths Frogmouth distribution range map

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