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This afternoon when coming back from PSB on the path by the nullah I heard some very loud honking noises -- sounded like ducks -- in the farm area (which has a watercourse through it). I couldn't see any birds of any description. Could it have been some kind of frog?


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Hi Alan, yes that is Gunther's frog. It sounds like a dog to some, a duck to others. They seem to be making their way from village to village.


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Although Asian common toads started breeding very briefly a few weeks ago, they gave it another try during the day today. I saw three pairs this morning and heard males calling. Here is a freshly laid egg mass. They will hatch in 2-3 days depending upon the temperature (maybe 4-5 for this clutch) and the tadpoles will go through metamorphosis in about 3-4 weeks.


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This Asian common toad (you call tell it's a male by the black "nuptial pads" on the thumbs) does not look pleased with the cold weather.


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Share this lovely Japanese poem about frog with our frogs:

http://youtu.be/UiZTrPVh81A

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Thanks Oswald. I collect creative writing about reptiles and amphibians and I love Haiku. That is a great one!


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Submitted by Rambo Lai, current Lamma Wildlife Photo of the Day.

Submit yours to me to be showcased on the home page.


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Photo by Rebekah, copied here from another, taxonomically incorrect topic, after a complaint by a nature-loving and knowledgeable (but nit-picky) forum member, plus a zoom-in.
Rebekah posted this photo on Facebook first, tagging the mini frog "Lamma Gung", successfully getting my attention....


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Honking frog, being quiet for once :)


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Never seen this species before


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Probably the same species as this "Wildlife of the Week" photo by Howard Sheard.
But we still don't know the species...


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Looks to be a lot for one to create, I wonder if more than one female uses the same one? Nancy?

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Greetings from the U.S!
That one is the brown tree frog (Polypedates megacephalus). They are the cousins of the flying frogs of Borneo; distant cousins but in the same family. A single female makes the foam nest and she is about 50% larger than the males. As she extrudes about 300-700 eggs and a lot of mucous, anywhere from 1-5 males are hanging onto her trying to fertilize them. She kicks her legs back and forth during this process, whipping the eggs, mucous, and sperm into a big meringue-like foam that attaches to vegetation above a pond or on the edge of the pond. Within about 8 hours the outer surface of the foam nest hardens a bit and that helps to retain the moisture inside as the embryos develop.

Nice pictures all! That is a male sitting on the foam nest at the pond edge in the picture. It looks like the nest is quite a few hours old (that he can sit on it) and it may not be his. Looks like a nice soft chair, though.


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Wildlife of the Week ~ Sep 5, 2016:

Permanent Patio Resident ~ by Jo Burgos Wallace ~ More Lamma Frog Sightings


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