Not a bird but amphibian visitor on wet night - ID?

To: "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: Not a bird but amphibian visitor on wet night - ID?
From: "Steve Holliday" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:42:42 +1000

Denise is spot on, the unusual cross-shaped pupil reliably distinguishes Peron’s from other local treefrogs.  I’ve heard 6 species of frogs calling here over the last couple of weeks (there is a lot of standing water over the back fence in Mt Ainslie NR), but rather oddly Peron’s TF isn’t one of them. They appear to be more vocal in spring/early summer.




From: Denise Kay [
Sent: Friday, 11 April 2014 8:25 AM
To: Robin Hide
Cc: Canberra Birds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Not a bird but amphibian visitor on wet night - ID?


fairly sure it is a Peron’s tree frog, I have them occasionally in my elk horns …they cackle..




On 11 Apr 2014, at 8:07 am, Robin Hide <> wrote:

This frog appeared on an external bathroom window (1.5 m from ground level) last night in Ainslie. I’m not conscious of ever hearing a frog call in/near our garden.

Using Bennett’s Reptiles and Frogs of the ACT I’m unable to give it an id..a kind of tree frog? Length c.  40-50 mm. (Photo taken with flash)

Any ID suggestions welcome.

Robin Hide



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