The Philippine frogmouth (paw-paw) is a nocturnal bird that can be found throughout the Philippine archipelago. It is common in lowland forests and maturing second growth. There is little information about the bird. It feeds on grasshoppers, cicadas, crickets and beetles.
This bird, known locally as “paw-paw” in Filipino, occurs in forests and forest edges from lowlands to areas at least 2,500 meters in elevation, but is rather uncommon. This bird is active at night, while during the day, it is usually perched vertically resembling a dead branch.