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/