Bornean Frogmouth (Batrachostomus mixtus)

Bornean Frogmouth

[order] CAPRIMULGIFORMES | [family] Podargidae | [latin] Batrachostomus mixtus | [UK] Bornean Frogmouth | [FR] Podarge de Borneo | [DE] Borneo-Froschmaul | [ES] Podargo de Sharpe | [NL] Borneose Kikkerbek


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

Male dull rufous-brown above with buffish-white collar, bold whits spots on scapular. Breast with white narkings, flanks and belly whitish with brown feather edges. Appears less darkish brown than congenetic Short-tailed Frogmouth. It is only distinguished for the latter by vocalizations.

wingspan min.: 0 cm wingspan max.: 0 cm
size min.: 20 cm size max.: 22 cm
incubation min.: 0 days incubation max.: 0 days
fledging min.: 0 days fledging max.: 0 days
broods: 1   eggs min.: 1  
      eggs max.: 2  


Oriental Region : Borneo


It occurs in lower montane forest at 600-1,675 m and may use secondary habitats.


Few data, builds a small cup from its own down, placed on a branch. Clutch size 1-2 eggs,

Feeding habits

Diet consists of insects and some other invertebrates


This forest-dependent species is listed as Near Threatened because it is assumed to have experienced moderately rapid declines owing to the extensive loss of forests within its range. It is not considered more threatened because it occurs in lower montane forest where habitat loss has been less rapid.

Forest loss has been extensive in Borneo owing to logging operations, agricultural expansion and severe forest fires

Bornean Frogmouth status Near Threatened


Probably sedentary

Distribution map

Bornean Frogmouth distribution range map

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