Wildlife Wednesday: Kay the Tawny Frogmouth

Kay the Tawny Frogmouth was lucky to only suffer a broken wing after being hit by a car on the Gold Coast.

Dr Michael Pyne told myGC tawny frogmouths are often brought into the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital after being hit by cars.

“They like eating insects so they tend to hang out under the street lights were there are lots of insects buzzing around. Of course, they then get skiddled by cars,” he said.


“Little Kay is doing nicely, but we are looking at 4 to 6 weeks of hospitalisation before she can be released.”

See Kay and her broken wing up close in the video below:

For more information on the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, visit: cwhf.org.au/


Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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