As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday 16 February 2014

Tawny frogmouth chick is first of species born at Denver Zoo

Denver Post staff
POSTED: 02/13/2014 01:39:49 PM MST | UPDATED: ABOUT 14 HOURS AGO

A tawny frogmouth chick was born at Denver Zoo on Jan. 27, 2014. 

The Denver Zoo on Thursday announced a new, first-of-its kind chick in the Bird World exhibit.

(Charlotte Bassin, Denver Zoo)
The zoo said in a news release that a tawny frogmouth chick was born Jan. 27, the first successful birth of the species at the zoo.

It's not known whether Kermit is male or female, but the chick is the first for father Nangkita and mother Adelaide.

The zoo has had problems breeding the tawny frogmouths; two hatchlings in 1996 did not survive.

Tawny frogmouths are known for their "wide frog-like mouths," which they use to catch insects and other small animals, the zoo said in a news release.

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