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We found this beautiful tree frog calling from a meter off the ground, perched on a leaf near a temporary pond in a road cut deep in the Costa Rican rainforest.
The unusual thing about this sighting is that this frog is considered a lowland species but we found it in premontane forest, around 900m in elevation. Researchers familiar with this area tell me that they have been seeing this frog more often, though infrequently at this elevation since 2011. It was found at the Rara Avis Rainforest Lodge and reserve. I also found it on my Mom's birthday!