Monday, March 30, 2009

03-28-09 Chorus frog

The sound of an army of comb-teeth beckoned the Future Scientists to a drainage ditch next to a field. Upon exiting the van, the FS crew was greeted by this handsome frog. Similar to the spring peeper in size and shape, this chorus frog could be distinguished by its unique call and the three rows of dark patterns along its back (as opposed to an x-pattern). There are several species of chorus frogs, and range-wise, Northeast Ohio is in the kingdom of the Western chorus frog.

1 comment:

mfb said...

Very nice - I have posted some recordings of these frogs calling if anyone is interested:

Western Chorus Frog Calls