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Borneo Flying Frog

Rhacophorus borneensis


An awesome gliding tree frog which is rare and endemic only to good primary rainforest in Borneo. Looks similar to the Wallace's flying frog which is larger and more common but lack of the bluish pigment. Described not too long ago. This is one of the most beautiful frogs in Borneo but not much is known about this species as it usually stays up in the tree canopy.

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Mid elevation rainforest with good tall trees in Sabah, Borneo.


>>Map accuracy: 100km. Inspired to post this tree frog in conjunction to Jonathan Sequeira's SOTD of a Red-eyed Treefrog. Tree frogs are amazing.

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ChunXingWong a year ago

Tawau Dan. Where we stayed last time

dandoucette a year ago

This is awesome Chun! This was in Tawau Hills or Maliau?

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Congrats Chun for the SOTW! Exceptional photography and spotting!

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom a year ago

Amazing shot, amazing colours and the eyes are stunning. Congrats on SOTW.

ChunXingWong a year ago

Awesome! Thanks Michael and the rest of the team.

Tukup a year ago

Congratulations Chun. Beautiful shots.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Well deserved CXW ;-)

Saturniidae27 a year ago

Congrats on the nomination ChunXingWong:)

Ornithoptera80 a year ago


Wow,great capture Chun,beautiful,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

MichaelS a year ago

Congrats, ChunXingWong, this beautiful spotting of a rare frog endemic to Borneo has been voted Spotting of the Week!



Mel11 a year ago

Just wonderful!

ChunXingWong a year ago

Awesome. Thanks Michael!

MichaelS a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week! The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Great shot sir.

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Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 15, 2019
Submitted on Nov 21, 2019

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