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Frog: Common River (Afrana angolensis)

Unread post by arks » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:15 am

I saw this frog at the Cape Point visitor centre in September 2007. Can anyone help with an ID?

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Re: Please help ID this frog

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:10 pm

Common River Frog(Afrana angolensis) :thumbs_up:
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Re: ID for frog needed

Unread post by Imberbe » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:59 pm

Interesting colouration on this one. The common one I have come to know is green in colour, so I had a look at the books. Indeed, brown is given as a known colouration. :thumbs_up:
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Frog: Common River

Unread post by photowiz » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:18 pm

Hey,

Was wondering if someone can help us out with this, been hearing this the last 2 months outside our home, it is only at night, and it is so loud that I could record the sound from inside our home, sound coming from either the tree just outside window or on the roof. We're living in jhb roodepoort suburb if that helps.

We tried to see what was keeping us awake.. :huh: but it shuts up as soon as you get to window.

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Re: Know this Sound??

Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:00 am

Your sound is that of the Common River Frog (Amietia angolensis).

A beautiful and greenish frog, found over the most parts of South Africa, except for the Western Cape. Reaches max. of around 90 mm. Found in slow moving rivers and ponds. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Know this Sound??

Unread post by BushSnake » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:56 am

Definitely common river frog. Their call is actually quite interesting, as they often do both a call for the females (i.e. attracting potential mates) and a call to warn off rival males in quick succession. Most frogs would only do one at a time but these guys mix them... which means that they never keep quiet when you want to sleep! :D
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Re: Know this Sound??

Unread post by photowiz » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:32 am

Thanks for the replies, I thought it might be a frog, but didn't think any further about it, since we don't have any river or ponds near by.

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Re: Frog: Common River (Afrana angolensis)

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:23 pm

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