Frogmouths (Podargidae)

Gould's Frogmouth (Batrachostomus stellatus) - HBW 5, p. 285

French: Podarge étoilé German: Schuppenfroschmaul Spanish: Podargo Estrellado

Taxonomy: Podargus Stellatus Gould, 1837, Java; error = Malacca.
Apparently a rather isolated species in the genus, differing from other small Batrachostomus in lacking sexual dichromatism and in pattern of underpart feathers. Although recognition of Bornean population as a separate race (parvulus) is sometimes suggested, geographical variation of species is slight at most. Monotypic.

Distribution: C peninsular Thailand (S from Surat Thani) through peninsular Malaysia (S to Negeri Sembilan) to Sumatra, then E through Riau (Bintan) and Lingga (Lingga) Archipelagos and Bangka to Borneo and Natuna Besar I.