They are often found in captivity, where, sadly,  their chance of survival is better than in the wild

These nocturnals have a horny beak and a large head that looks like a frog when it opens. Their beak is more substantial than nightjars and has adapted to capture prey like insects and slugs from the ground.

The brownish-yellow and grayish plumage with streaks on the feathers help them to camouflage (by stiffening or stumping their body) against a tree branch in plain sight. Snakes and humans are their biggest enemies. Their sluggish lifestyle makes it easy for their predators to catch them. Sometimes they get so focused on acquiring flying prey that they forget to check before crossing the road and hence get into accidents.