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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.