People often mistake the Tawny Frogmouth for a type of owl. Their talons are slender and weak compared to owls. They nest in tree forks while owls use tree hollows. Owls hide in thick foliage. Tawny Frogmouths roost in the open. They camouflage themselves by holding still, compacting their plumage, and closing their eye slits so they look like a broken branch.