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Natterjack toad egg strings

Epidalea calamita

Description:

Toad egg strings spotted at temporary rainwater pools. Easy to confound with common toad spawn (Bufo bufo). Natterjack spawn preferentially in temporary pools while common toad prefers rivers, brooks or permanent pools.

Habitat:

Teporary pool at a mountain road edge. Pine tree forest. Reserva de la Biosefera del Real Sitio de San Ildefonso-El Espinar.

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/125 sec.; f/5.6; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. No flash fired. DSC_0347, 0350, 0354

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Castilla y León, Spain

Lat: 40.71, Long: -4.23

Spotted on Apr 1, 2018
Submitted on May 9, 2018

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