They might look like soft little owls, but they’re a whole other species of bird! If you haven’t already, it’s time to meet frogmouths—owl lookalikes that live in Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Indian Subcontinent. These nocturnal birds have got big mouths, plenty of fluffy feathers, and their baby chicks are so adorable, it’s melting our hearts.

We wanted to give you a treat and boost your mood, dear Readers, so we here at Bored Panda have collected some of the cutest photos of baby frogmouths nesting all over the internet. Scroll down, upvote your favorite pics, and let us know if you’ve ever seen more wholesome birds. Oh, and check out our previous list about frogmouths right here if you need some more heart-warming content.

Frogmouths get their name from the large flattened hooked bills and wide frog-like mouths. (But our headcanon is that a frog and an owl had a secret Shakespearean romance at the start of the frogmouths’ family tree.) Ironically, the birds’ diet consists partly of—yup, you guessed it—frogs.

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Raine Soo
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This is a napping cotton ball.

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The feathers look incredible..!

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Raine Soo
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I swear these birds are smiling.

Vero Morales
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haha the mather and the rigth one yes, the other one its not sure yet

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Wyndmere
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Meet my kids; Li’l Floof and Floofette.

Brian Leahy
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"Good night ladies, good night ladies...."

Felix Feline
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1 month ago

This makes me so happy!

Jay Are
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hope you like as much as I do.

Carolyn Legg
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1 month ago

Me rey do

Susan Miller
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I just want to touch that floof!

Marie Jo Bélisle
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Bonne journée tout le monde! Dans le bonheur et dans la bonne humeur!

Carmel Watts
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What a great photo

E Davis
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Those blue eyes! So beautiful

Jane W.
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1 month ago

OK kids, say cheese!

Simpattyco Van Doren
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singing telegram workers

Ila in Maine
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Incredible family and they look so happy. At least one of those babies is dreaming of being on the cover of Birds and Blooms.

Dog Mommy
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This is so cute it hurts!!!!

Victoria Wylie
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1 month ago

A great photo. My grandsons would love this.

hobbitly
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Family photo :)

Yayaboobo
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Sorry something about the feathers on these give me the w*****s!

Catlady6000
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Up voted you for an honest, unoffensive statement. Is like that phobia about patterns and spots, I can't remember what it's called, or is it a texture thing?

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Luckily for our croaking and ribbiting pals, it’s not just frogs that frogmouths eat. These birds also feed on other small vertebrates like mice, but they mostly eat insects. It might sound harsh, but frogmouths sometimes beat their prey against a stone before swallowing it—but that’s nature for you. Even cute animals will do what they have to in order to survive.

Frogmouths are very egalitarian birds. Females will lay up to 3 white eggs and will incubate them at night while males will take care of them during the day.

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Raine Soo
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Hi! says the wee one.

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Darwinist
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Cottonball on feet

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These three look like awkward adolescents.

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According to ‘Save Our Waterways Now,’ tawny frogmouths (which live in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea) are very social and friendly. They will snuggle up to one another, comfort each other, and generally act as happy little families.

One of the main differences between owls and frogmouths is their feet. While owls use their powerful talons to catch their midnight snacks, frogmouths have weak feet and rely on their beaks for hunting. However, what they share in common is that their chicks look absolutely adorable and make us want to hug them tight.

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What absolutely perfect camouflage and posture!

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Raine Soo
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What a cute floof!

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Raine Soo
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It's a cotton ball with a beak!

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Raine Soo
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Isn't that the funniest, cutest puff-ball?

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Ezigma
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I think his dinner is late lol

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Raine Soo
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The young one is so full of joy! The parent looks a little blased.

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Raine Soo
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"Knock it off, down there!"

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Jenifer Riggs
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The third one on right: *grumble* why am I stuck here with my siblings

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so i can grow one myself by planting it? :D

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The choir.

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Ila in Maine
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Forget dust bunnies. I want dust owls. They're much cuter.

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You woke me up for this?

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Top:*grounded* left: I did'nt do it -_- right: wait....what?!

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Dad: Hey....you! Did you say something to my kid?

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Saara-Elina Kaukiainen
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That is the grumpiest cotton ball I have ever seen.

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sploot

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Mom put him in time out...

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Yeah, we're judging you!

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The baby looks as if it is growing out of the tree.

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- Bird Adoption Services, how may I help you? - Yes, hi, I would like to put my third and thickest offspring up for adoption, please. I am so done here. - Right away, ma'am, I will connect you to the right department. - Thank you, sir *Fluff staring at the beyond* I am so screwed

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Victoria Wylie
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All of these birds are so beautiful. I love nature so much.

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