Thursday, July 14, 2011

Green Tree Frog (Hyla cinerea)

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Green tree frogs  feed primarily on crickets and other insects. The main requirement is that the insect be smaller than the width of the frog's head, presumably  so that it will fit in the frog's mouth. They live in trees and shrubs around permanent water. Suppose a swimming pool qualifies? Maybe it was just the nearby pond.
The breeding season is March to October, a time when I particularily enjoy their calls. You can enjoy some of their calls or just learn to identify the calls by listening here.

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