Awesome the tawny frogmouth gets a feed and a bath

Watch: Tawny frogmouth enjoys a shower

GLADSTONE District Wildlife Carer Max Anderson only has a couple of months left with tawny frogmouth, Awesome.

Awesome is now in a condition where he could survive in the wild.

Max has cared for the frogmouth for 14 months, after Awesome came in to his care without feathers and undernourished.

He taught the frogmouth how to hunt, eat and fly.

"The longer you have them the more attached you get, even when you try not to," he said.

"It's sad to see them go but at the end of the day that's what we're here for, and you know you're doing the right thing when you release them."

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Awesome eats insects such as moths and beetles, and rodents.

And the bird definitely seems to enjoy having a shower.

Tawny frogmouths are nocturnal birds found throughout Australia.

During the day, they perch on tree branches, often low down and camouflaged as part of the tree. 



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