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Painted Reed Frog

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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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Frog ID?

Unread post by 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: Identification help: amphibians

Unread post by 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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Re: Frog: Painted Reed

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:21 am

Satara pond.

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Re: Frog: Painted Reed

Unread post by Highbury » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:19 am

WTM - Can you give more detail on the painted reed frogs at Satara pond ? What time of year have you seen them . Will be there next month and would like to seek them out if it's not too late in the season ?

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Re: Frog: Painted Reed

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:22 am

Hi Highbury,

I saw them in January at the big pond next to the swimming pool. Also saw quite a few at the pond in Skukuza at the traffic circle in February.

I am not sure if and when they hibernate, but go have a look regardless. Nigh time with a torch will be your best bet.
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