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Re: a present for Walt - Question

Subject: Re: a present for Walt - Question
From: Walter Knapp <>
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2003 17:08:28 -0400
Barb Beck wrote:
> Hi,
> What is the frog that appears at about 2:40 and is trying to imitate a
> boreal chorus frog.  Is that just a strange pacific tree frog?  I never
> heard a Pacific Treefrog - at least those that know what they are doing in
> California talk like that.

Just a pacific treefrog, they have several calls.

> PS - Gree Bick is what frogs are SUPPOSED to say.  They sound like real
> frogs to me (I am a multiple generation Californian who escaped to Canada.)

Everyone thinks this because hollywood uses the Pacific Treefrog call 

Little kid holding bullfrog, bullfrog gives Pacific Treefrog call. Never 
mind that no self respecting bullfrog is going to call while held like 
that. That's one comes to mind right now. Or marines in south pacific 
jungle, yep pacific treefrogs there too. Or amazon jungle, or Africa.

It might help to realize a pacific treefrog is typically only about a 
inch long. His call is in the ballpark for some other chorus frogs in 
his size range. Like the Mountain Chorus Frog.

Otherwise we have frogs that make all kinds of different calls.



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