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Bird-voiced Treefrog Hyla avivoca

   

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Bird-voiced Treefrog
credit: Stanley Trauth

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Family: Hylidae, Treefrogs view all from this family



Description Green on top, greyish on legs and underside. Large toe pads.


Dimensions 2.9-5.2cm. (1 1/8-2 1/8")


Subspecies Western - smaller, whitish/yellow spot beneath eye. Illinois through Louisiana into Florida.
Eastern - Lager, yellow/green spot under eye. Georgia, South Carolina.


Voice Bird-like whistle. Males call when 1-1.5m (3-5') above water.


Breeding March-September.


Habitat Temperate forests, shrub-dominated wetlands, and swamps.


Range Illinois through sw. Florida panhandle. Also Georgia/south Carolina border.


Discussion Only seen at nighttime in choruses. Hides in treetops during the day. Nocturnal.


 

 

 

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