little froggy

little froggy

Photo by Gabrielle Bryden

Possible identification: Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog (Litoria fallax) – also known as the Green Reed Frog.

Please let me know if this is incorrect (location – coastal south-east Queensland)

26 thoughts on “little froggy

    1. Pretty sure it is an Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog (Litoria fallax) – also known as the Green Reed Frog – thanks again to Tessa for identification (where would I be without the kids – haha) 🙂

  1. I’m not sure, but we have teensy weensy little frogs called ‘tree frogs’ and I have seen both green and red ones, but that was years and years ago when I was a child. I’m not sure if they’re still around or not?

  2. How many different types of frogs do have down there…seems like a lot…just checked and according to the web “Australia has many different frog species, with over 200 described and probably more to be discovered..”…Wow!

    1. Yes, we have a lot of types of frogs slpmartin – in fact they just discovered 3 more species up north in the tropical rainforests – though in other parts they are disappearing rapidly.

    1. Thanks Kate 🙂 He is a cutey that’s for sure. I don’t know much about the frogs in the UK though I know you have a lot of toads, which are native (not a pest like they are in Australia where they were introduced).

  3. Great photo, Gabe – he’s perfectly framed in the contrast of that monster-like succulent and camouflaged beautifully in its colours. Such sweet little frogs 🙂

    1. Thanks bluebee – the succulent does look like a monster (like it is going to come alive and grab something with those ‘fingers’) – the succulent is actually quite small as well.

  4. He is so cute and is perfectly enhanced by the plant. I wish I had all the frogs in my garden that you do, but sadly, I live in too urban an environment. I’ll just have to make do with enjoying your froggies. Ribbit!

  5. ha. aloha Gabrielle – no matter what name we give it, it’s still a beauty. and such a perfect place to perch. almost made for each other that plant and frog… great shot. makes me just want to sit and commune with nature. …or… may be that’s what that frog was doing? cool.

  6. That succulent that froggie admires looks like it could be a totum for frog-worshiping, so frog-toe-like are those fonds. What a wonderful picture. Your very yard is a magical paradise!

    1. You’re spot on Aletha (the succulent looks like it has it’s own suction pad feet – like a frog). I’m afraid our pond is looking a little the worse for wear lately – the goldfish disappeared (probably eaten by my mate the Kookaburra) and the surrounding plants are monstrously huge – which is good for the hiding frogs, snakes etc., but not so good for the aesthetics. Plus the pond has some sort of leak after Jazzy jumped in one day and punctured the lining with her big paws – so needs to be filled up regularly with bore water. The waterlillies are chocking up the whole pond too 😦 – the the pretty large ones we used to have, but small ones that aren’t as good looking.

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