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Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor


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Gray Treefrog
credit: Chaplin

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Family: Hylidae, Treefrogs view all from this family

Description Thigh of hindleg bright orange/yellow. Rough green-brownish skin. Dark blotches on back.

Dimensions 3.2-6cm. (1 1/4-2 3/8")

Voice Resontating trill. Mostly heard in spring/summer.

Breeding April-August. In southern parts breeds in winter.

Habitat Woodland trees & shrubs near water.

Range Eastern United States & Canada.

Discussion Nocturnal. Sits in trees, comes down at night to breed and chorus. Overlaps range with other species particularly Cope's Treefrog. Indistinguishable from Cope's appearance. Cope's has a faster trill.