Smile for the camera! Bird called the Tawny frogmouth grins for his close up from his perch
Bizarre-looking bird was spotted in Queensland on Australia's east coast
Nocturnal animal was perched on a branch next to two fellow frogmouths
The amateur photographer was amazed by creature's startled-looking smile
Birds often camoflauged in golden shower trees, known as Cassia Fistula
PUBLISHED: 17:54, 15 February 2015 | UPDATED: 18:57, 15 February 2015
It may not have the sweetest-sounding name - but apparently this Tawny frogmouth still has plenty to smile about.
The remarkable-looking bird was spotted perching on a branch in eastern Australia with a startled expression on its face resembling a comical beaming grin.
The colourful owl-like creature was captured on camera by Malcolm Catchlove, 52, who saw it while visiting relatives in Woodgate, Queensland, for new year celebrations.
Smile for the camera! A Tawny frogmouth beams as its picture is taken in Queensland, eastern Australia
The architectural drafter, from Brisbane, looked on in amazement as the animal stared back at him from a treetop while two fellow Tawny frogmouths got in a flap next to it.
He said: 'We were visiting my wife's family for the New Year at Woodgate, a small seaside village on the southern coast of Queensland.