Palawan Frogmouth (Batrachostomus chaseni)

Palawan Frogmouth

[order] CAPRIMULGIFORMES | [family] Podargidae | [latin] Batrachostomus chaseni | [UK] Palawan Frogmouth | [FR] Podarge de Palawan | [DE] Palawan-Froschmaul | [ES] Podargo de Palawn | [NL] Palawan Kikkerbek


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

Presumably inseparable from Blyth’s Frogmouth B. affinis. Male brown above with white speckles and vaguer black spots. Whitish eyebrow, brownish chest . Lower parts of wings and tail barred light-brown. Underparts buff and white with belly and flanks barred borown-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.: 2  


Oriental Region : Palawan


Dense rainforest, prefering the understorey


No data, but probably like B. javensis 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. Picsk prey from trunk and leafs, also forages on ground.


Not yet recognized by birdlife or described in HBW

Following Cleere (2010), Blyth’s Frogmouth, Batrachostomus affinis and Palawan Frogmouth, Batrachostomus chaseni) are split from Javan Frogmouth, Batrachostomus javensis, based on differences in vocalizations.


Probably sedentary

Distribution map

Palawan Frogmouth distribution range map

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