Green Tree Frogs - Litoria caerulea

Green Tree Frogs
copyright © Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 1995

During the summer rains, the frogs come out in droves. The biggest of the local tree frogs, the Green Tree Frog is no exception. If you are lucky, you may even have one camp in your mail box for a while - just look in the box first before putting your hand in; that cool clammy object could be...

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service has more information on this species along with a sound file of the call.

There are many mountain frogs, from little green frogs (see the Dwarf Tree Frog) and ones with yellow speed stripes down the side, to brown ones with iridescent blue spots on their backs (the Emerald-spotted Tree Frog - Litoria peroni). A little bit of standing water or marshland can become a noisy meeting place, with many different species calling out their many charms in the hope of attracting a mate.

If you want to extend your knowledge of Australian frogs, the Amphibian Research Centre has a web site devoted to all things frog (and other amphibians). In particular they have descriptions of Frogs around Brisbane most of which are found on Tamborine Mountain.

Bilambil Primary School, just across the border in NSW, has accumulated some good links to further information about frogs in Australia and Box Hill Institute of TAFE has an extensive library of pictures and frog calls that is worth bookmarking if you want to identify that noise you can hear...

For fun and information also see Frogland.

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