Frogmouths (Podargidae)

Sri Lanka Frogmouth (Batrachostomus moniliger) - HBW 5, p. 286

French: Podarge de Ceylan German: Ceylonfroschmaul Spanish: Podargo de Ceilán
Other common names: Ceylon/Ceylonese/Sinhalese Frogmouth

Taxonomy: Batrachostomus moniliger Blyth, 1849, Sri Lanka.
Resembles B. hodgsoni in coloration and pattern, and the two species replace each other geographically, but differences in the facial bristles, clutch size, egg size and adult plumage markings imply that they are probably too dissimilar to be regarded as forming a superspecies. Species name sometimes misspelt monileger. Monotypic.

Distribution: S India, in high-rainfall areas of Western Ghats from N Kanara district (Karnataka) S to Trivandrum district (Kerala); and Sri Lanka, except in dry N & SE regions.

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