Frog: Painted Reed

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Frog: Painted Reed

Unread post by Rooies »

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.

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Re: Frog i.d. needed

Unread post by Imberbe »

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 Rusty Justy »

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 »

Hey everyone.

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


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Re: Frog: Painted Reed

Unread post by wildtuinman »

Satara pond.

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