These beautiful little yellow, male frogs are true master jumpers! Jumping 2-3 meters is quite a feat for animals only 5cm long. They inhabited the edges of streams in the border ranges, looking for food and mates.
Litoria ewingi (Brown Tree Frog, Ewing's Tree Frog)
Our new king
Cane toads have long been an issue in Australia. It is sad now that when walking through remnant rainforest at night I no longer hear the plopping of beautiful green tree frogs but rather the frantic scampering of cane toads. Their ubiquety and grand success makes them the new king of the Amphibians, confident in their usurped role.
Found along the edge of the Murrumbidgee river near Narrandera, NSW
Barking Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes fletcheri) - possibly
Cane Toad (Rhinella marina)
[possibly] The Bleating tree frog (Litoria dentata)
Seen in a remnant rainforest near Byron Bay at night
Success! The little male frog has found a much larger female of its species to mate with. It will have to hold on until the female is ready to lay her eggs, at which time he will fertilize the eggs externally.
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