Sunda Frogmouth (Batrachostomus cornutus)

Sunda Frogmouth

[order] CAPRIMULGIFORMES | [family] Podargidae | [latin] Batrachostomus cornutus | [UK] Sunda Frogmouth | [FR] Podarge cornu | [DE] Sunda-Froschmaul | [ES] Podargo Cornudo | [NL] Maleise Kikkerbek


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Steatornis cornutus
Batrachostomus cornutus
Batrachostomus cornutus OR Sumatra, Borneo
Batrachostomus cornutus cornutus Sumatra, Borneo, Bangka, Belitung (e of Sumatra) and Banggi Is (n of Borneo).
Batrachostomus cornutus longicaudatus Kangean Is. (ne of Java)

Physical charateristics

Adlut male has broad pale eyebrow, pale collar across mantle with whitish spots on scapulars. Underparts mottled belly and flanks with dark spots and bars. Comes in two morphs, a black and white and a brown and buff morph.

Listen to the sound of Sunda Frogmouth

[audio: Frogmouth.mp3]

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wingspan min.: 0 cm wingspan max.: 0 cm
size min.: 23 cm size max.: 28 cm
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broods: 1   eggs min.: 1  
      eggs max.: 1  


Oriental Region : Sumatra, Borneo


Found in lowland mainly in secondary forest and forest edges. Also plantations, mangroves, gardens and riverside bushes.


Few data, builds a small cup from its own down, tree bark and moss placed on a horizontal branch. Clutch size is 1 egg.

Feeding habits

It feeds on insects.


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 common

Sunda Frogmouth status Least Concern


Probably sedentary

Distribution map

Sunda Frogmouth distribution range map

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