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Painted Reed Frog

Unread postby Batmad » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:52 pm

PAINTED REED FROG (Hyperolius marmoratus)


Call- short loud percing whistles.


Habitat- savanna pans.


Habits- calls from the side of reed beds.


size- 25-35mm


notes- this forg has 9 sub speices and they are all in different colours found in all differnt areas.


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Frog: Painted Reed

Unread postby Rooies » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:11 am

Every time, after heavy rains fell and the pans fill up with water, the, what we call in Afrikaans, "vleipaddas" make their appearance. They make a high pitched sound and it appears that there are hundreds of them. In times of drought you don't hear them even if the drought continues for several years.

Can anybody help?
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Re: Frog i.d. needed

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:57 pm

Could be one of many species.

Sounds like a Reed Frog though.

There is a book by Vincent Carruthers, Frogs and frogging in Southern Africa (Struik, 2001, ISBN 1 86872 607X). This has a CD included with plenty of frog calls. That ought to help you get a positive i.d.
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Re: Frog i.d. needed

Unread postby Batmad » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:39 pm

Rois- sounds like the painted reed frog to me! they are common all over southern africa :wink:
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Re: Frog i.d. needed

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:42 pm

Sounds a lot like a Caco :D Almost deafening they so loud, yet they not much bigger then a thumb nail and gather in large numbers after the rain! :D Went frogging once, and I learnt my lesson, ear muffs are needed!!!! :D
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Re: Frog i.d. needed

Unread postby Batmad » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:09 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Where did you go froging?
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Re: Frog i.d. needed

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:23 pm

Done some in Pretoria, Otherwise I go on my own Frogging expos :lol: St Lucia, the Pan at Bakgatla in Pilanesberg, Southern Mozambique, Waterberg.

Been told a lot of frogging goes on in Bonamanzi :D Cant wait, (Never seen a Painted Reed Frog before) :twisted: amongst many other species found there!
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Re: Frog i.d. needed

Unread postby Batmad » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:29 pm

Thanks RJ :wink:

I need to do some frogging!!!
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Re: Frog i.d. needed

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:34 pm

You are welcome to come to my garden ... I can't hear myself thinking at the moment! :doh:
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Unread postby Batmad » Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:49 pm

:lol: @Imberbe
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Re: Frog i.d. needed

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:43 pm

Did some frogging in Bonamanzi.......managed quite an array of species, with a good 5 lifers I think! :dance:
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Re: Frog i.d. needed

Unread postby Batmad » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:04 pm

WOW! well done RJ! :clap:
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Frog ID?

Unread postby Wallywoo » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:21 pm

Hey everyone.

Not sure what this frog is...
Any idea's?
Seen in NW (Pilanesberg).

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Re: Frog ID?

Unread postby Batmad » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:47 pm

Wallywoo wrote:Hey everyone.

Not sure what this frog is...
Any idea's?
Seen in NW (Pilanesberg).

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Looks like a sort of grass frog if you asked me, not sure which exact species though :hmz:
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Re: Identification help: amphibians

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:34 pm

Wallywoo, looks like a sharp nosed grass frog an a painted reed frog!
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