are a group of nocturnal birds
related to the nightjars
. They are found from the Indian Subcontinent
across Southeast Asia
They are named for their large flattened hooked bills and huge frog-like gape
, which they use to capture insects. Their flight is weak.
They rest horizontally on branches during the day, camouflaged by their cryptic plumage. Up to three white eggs are laid in the fork of a branch, and are incubated by the female at night and the male in the day.
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