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Podargus, a genus of Goatsuckers with ten species, from Australia, Tasmania, and the Papuan Islands. They are nocturnal insect-eating birds, sometimes cailed "frog-mouths" from the width and breadth of their gape. There is no oil-gland, but the rump bears a powder-down patch on each side. P. strigoides is called by the colonists "Morepork" from its cry.