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A nocturnal bird resembling a nightjar, occurring in Southeast Asia and Australasia.
- ‘It was on the first of such voyages in 1979 that he located the Ceylon frogmouth, a bird that had not been spotted for about 40 years.’
- ‘I'm studying my field guide every day and trying to imagine what a gerygone sounds like, what a treeswift looks like, whether I'll see a frogmouth, and so many other things.’
- ‘Our sample is deficient in species that would have allowed us to assess the uncertain relationships between owls and frogmouths and their allies (Caprimulgiformes ).’
- ‘He's sent in this photo of the frogmouths and says, ‘They are trying hard to look like tree branches.’’
- ‘Birds in this family are also known, unflatteringly, as oilbirds, frogmouths, and goatsuckers, the last based on an old myth that these birds use their expansive maws to steal milk from goats.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.