Monday, January 28, 2013

Ornate Burrowing-Frog's 27/01/13

Identifying Frogs proves to be somewhat difficult and certainly not as easy as identifying birds!!  We had to ask for some identification help with some of these frogs seen yesterday at our patch, and we think we have identified them all correctly as being the Ornate Burrowing Frog - despite their differences in appearance. All of the below photos were taken on the same day at different spots around our patch.

Most of the photos below show the distinctive "butterfly patch" behind the eyes. Hopefully we have identified them correctly -as we are still learning about these beautiful creatures.   B & J

Ornate Burrowing-Frog 27/01/13

Two Ornate-Burrowing Frogs mating in the water catchment drain at the house 27.01.13





This "Ornate-Burrowing Frog" had been caught in-between the screen door & the glass door at the house and we discovered him late last night and let him out.  


4 comments:

  1. Hi Judi. With the variety of frogs around your patch it might be worth finding a CD of frog calls as an aid for identification. http://www.naturesound.com.au/cd_frogsSE.htm

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    1. Hi John, thank you for the suggestion, that is a really good idea. The frogs can still be heard happily a long distance from the house and the water of the creek/dam is loaded with tadpoles of all shapes and sizes today.

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  2. Some excellent frog pictures and they do look challenging to ID. I have a "Frogs field guide" app on my iPhone too, which is great. By the Australian Museum. It will even tell you what's in your exact location with calls as well. Too bad I'm in the wrong country.

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    1. Thanks Russell - sorry I have missed this comment before today! I am going to get that app - it would be very helpful as some of them are hard to I.D - but I a getting better at it! Scarlet-Sided Pobblebonks were out and about this weekend here which was great! Judi.

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