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Bleating Tree Frog

Litoria dentata


Size range : 4.5 cm


The Bleating Tree Frog lives in coastal lagoons, ponds and swamps, as well as wet forests, woodlands and heath, but can be very difficult to find.


Feeding and Diet : The Bleating Tree Frog comes out at night to hunt insects and other invertebrates. Other behaviours and adaptations: During the day the Bleating Tree Frog hides under bark and beneath large stones, its flat shape helping it squeeze through tight gaps. This secretive frog sometimes gets transported in building material and plant pots. It is frequently heard in caravan parks from within drainage pipes. Communication : The Bleating Tree Frog sounds more like a cicada than a frog. Its call is painfully loud and high-pitched. Calling from the ground, close to water, the high-pitched screeches of the males are usually heard after heavy spring or summer rain. Mating and reproduction : In late spring and summer, the Bleating Tree Frog comes out at night to spawn. During spawning the females lay small rafts of eggs among vegetation in temporary pools. The eggs hatch quickly into tadpoles that must metamorphose into froglets before the pools dry out.

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ShannaB 9 years ago

Ohhh, what a beauty!!!!

MacChristiansen 9 years ago

Added information

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Amazing eyes! Does it sound like a baby goat?

MacChristiansen 9 years ago

Thanks Stephen, had never seen one before today

StephenSolomons 9 years ago

Nice one Mac'

MacChristiansen 9 years ago

Thanks Sachin

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Very nice captures Mac Christiansen !! Beautiful,,

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Apr 10, 2013
Submitted on Apr 10, 2013

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