Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) Vintage Lithograph Illustration

Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) Vintage Lithograph Illustration

This product is a high-quality digital reproduction of a vintage lithograph illustration of the tawny frogmouth, a small and nocturnal bird that resembles an owl but belongs to a different family. You can download a low-resolution image for free or purchase a high-resolution image in pixel or vector format. You can also order various products featuring this illustration, such as posters, stickers, notebooks, mugs, and t-shirts.

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The tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is one of the most distinctive and fascinating birds in Australia. It is often mistaken for an owl because of its large head, yellow eyes, and cryptic plumage, but it is actually more closely related to nightjars and oilbirds. ¹ The tawny frogmouth has a wide, flat, and hooked bill that resembles a frog’s mouth, hence its name. It uses its bill to catch insects, worms, snails, frogs, and small mammals. ² The tawny frogmouth is mostly active at night and roosts during the day on tree branches, where it blends in perfectly with the bark. It can also mimic a broken branch by pointing its bill upwards and closing its eyes to slits. This helps it avoid predators and human disturbance. ³

This product is a digital reproduction of a vintage lithograph illustration of the tawny frogmouth, created by a skilled artist using the lithography method. Lithography is a planographic printing process that makes use of the immiscibility of grease and water. ⁴ The artist draws the image on a flat stone or metal plate with a greasy substance, then treats the surface with acid and gum arabic to make the non-image areas water-receptive and the image areas ink-receptive. The inked plate is then pressed onto paper or another material to produce the print. Lithography was invented in 1796 by Alois Senefelder and was widely used for artistic and commercial purposes in the 19th and 20th centuries. ⁵

This illustration captures the beauty and charm of the tawny frogmouth with fine details and vivid colors. You can download a low-resolution image (72 dpi) for free or purchase a high-resolution image (300 dpi) in pixel (PNG) or vector (SVG) format. The pixel format is suitable for printing on paper or canvas, while the vector format is scalable and editable for any size and purpose. You can also order various products featuring this illustration, such as posters, stickers, notebooks, mugs, and t-shirts. These products are made with high-quality materials and printed with eco-friendly ink. They are perfect for decorating your home or office, or for giving as gifts to your friends and family.

You can use the low-resolution image for personal use only, such as for wallpapers, screensavers, or social media posts. You cannot use it for commercial use, such as for selling, advertising, or promoting your own products or services. You must also credit the original artist and source of the illustration. For commercial use, you must purchase the high-resolution image or product and follow the terms and conditions of the license.

The tawny frogmouth is also known by many other names in different languages, such as podarg australià in Catalan, lelkoun soví in Czech, australsk frømund in Danish, and rái cá in Vietnamese. ⁶ By including these synonyms and foreign language names in the product description, you can improve the SEO (search engine optimization) of your page and attract more potential customers from different regions and backgrounds.

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