Hodgsons Frogmouth (Batrachostomus hodgsoni)

Hodgsons Frogmouth

[order] CAPRIMULGIFORMES | [family] Podargidae | [latin] Batrachostomus hodgsoni | [UK] Hodgsons Frogmouth | [FR] Podarge de Hodgson | [DE] Langschwanz-Froschmaul | [ES] Podargo Colilargo | [NL] Hodgsons Kikkerbek


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Batrachostomus hodgsoni OR ne India to Southeast Asia
Batrachostomus hodgsoni hodgsoni ne India, e Bangladesh and n and w Burma
Batrachostomus hodgsoni indochinae e Burma and sw Hunnan (China) to n Thailand, nw Laos and c Vietnam

Physical charateristics

Male rufous brown above, heavily marked black, white spots on scapular and upper parts. Black, white and rufous pattern below. Is more greyish than congeners.

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Oriental Region : Northeast India to Southeast Asia


Subtropical evergreen forest on hills and lower montane slopes. Found from 300-1990m’s up


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 hawked from air or taken from 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 global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be rare to locally uncommon

Hodgsons Frogmouth status Least Concern


Probably sedentary

Distribution map

Hodgsons Frogmouth distribution range map

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