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Local Frog Vocalisations
Species Description mp3 audio sample
Spotted-grass frog The single clicking sound is the Spotted-grass frog. Continous frog calls in background are unidentified and there is distant wind in tree tops.

Recorded Anglesea River - Stereo

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Eastern Common Froglet
Crinia signifera

A small ground dwelling frog, the Common Froglet is one of Eastern Australia's most common and widespread species. Its cricket-like chirping can be heard all day and all year round. A widespread and common species found in great numbers in flooded grassland or marshes.

Males call from among vegetation at the waters edge or floating in open water supported by vegetation. The call is a series of three to five pulsed calls, with a chirping quality, rapidly repeated in a long series - 'crick crick crick crick crick'.

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Eastern Common Froglet

Listen to the Eastern Common Froglet
Copyright © Murray Littlejohn

Southern Brown Tree Frog
Litoria ewingi

An agile climber and jumper. Like most of our small tree frogs, this species is a voracious insectivore.

Males usually call from the ground or in low vegetation, at the water's edge or in water, floating amongst the vegetation. The call is a series of rapid harsh, whirring pulsing notes repeated 5-15 times - 'creeeeeee creee creee cree cree cree'. The first note is usually the longest.

Click the play button to hear the Southern Brown Tree Frog

Southern Brown Tree Frog

Listen to the Southern Brown Tree Frog
Copyright © Murray Littlejohn

Eastern Banjo Frog or Pobblebonk
Limnodynastes dumerili
This common and widespread burrowing frog may often be found in large numbers at night, particularly after rain. Males usually call concealed in floating vegetation or less commonly from land at the water's edge. The call is a short musical, explosive note producing a resonant 'bonk' and is usually repeated every few seconds.

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Eastern Banjo Frog or Pobblebonk

Listen to the Eastern Banjo Frog or Pobblebonk
Copyright © Murray Littlejohn

 
Amphibian Research Centre It is the male frog who makes the call in its attempt to attract a mate. If you are interested in finding out what the male frogs in our local area sound like then click here.
 
   
   
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