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Red eyed tree frog

Agalychnis callidryas

Description:

Red eyes with veins so when they are sleeping they can still see predators. Orange toes, blue sides with white patterns that vary individually. Neon to dark green body. White underside. on rainy humid nights the males call to attract the females with a chirp that is almost like a bird but more deep.

Habitat:

Neotropics, Cloud forests, Rainforest's, and in trees.

Notes:

Found 4 of these on the same humid night at Selva Verde Lodge. I have 2 of these as pets so I recognized the call so I went out looking for them when I heard the ver so familiar "Chirps". This one posed for me when I took this picture in the middle of the night on a Droid Razr HD camera. (Didnt have my camera at the time).

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14 Comments

Beauty !

Sphingid_Matt
Sphingid_Matt 5 years ago

Thanks everyone!

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 5 years ago

wonderful! congratulations on SOTD!

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Congratulations. Awesome picture.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 5 years ago

Gorgeous frog and photo. Congratulations on SOTD!!! Awesome!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Congratulations.

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Welcome to the community Matt, and congratulations you have just earned your first Spotting of the Day!

Red-eyed tree frogs hide in the rainforest canopy and ambush their insect prey, capturing them with their long, sticky tongues. They.sleep hidden under leaves during the day with their eyes closed. If disturbed, they flash their bulging red eyes and expose their vivid blue-and-yellow flanks. This tactic is believed to startle potential predators and provide enough time for the frog to escape to safety.

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ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 5 years ago

Beautiful!!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

so lovely.....

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Nice.

Sphingid_Matt
Sphingid_Matt 5 years ago

Thanks Mark Ridgway glad you like it

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Nice job Matt. Welcome to the Project.

Sphingid_Matt
Sphingid_Matt 5 years ago

Thanks AntónioGinjaGinja Glad you liked it!

Beautiful capture Sphingid_Matt ,congrats and thanks for sharing

Sphingid_Matt
Spotted by
Sphingid_Matt

Heredia, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.45, Long: -84.07

Spotted on Jun 29, 2013
Submitted on Jun 3, 2014

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