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Re: release calls - canyon tree frog?

Subject: Re: release calls - canyon tree frog?
From: Curt Olson <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 08:11:20 -0500
Aaron Ximm wrote:

> I remember reading about "release calls" that one male frog will make 
> when another inexpertly tries to mount him, the semantics of which I 
> believe boil down to, "try your luck elsewhere, pal, I'm a guy too!" 
> -- and was wondering if this could be an example?
> Or, is this just the cry of love -- or anguish -- I'm all too familiar 
> with myself? the way you put things, Aaron!

> Excerpt, about 2.3 MB; in stereo center you can hear my suspected 
> "release calls" punctuating the cacophony:
> Apologies for the "gating" sounding artifacts in the MP3, didn't 
> process this, it's just the compression on the noise floor of my mics. 
> Recorded with sonic studios DSM-6S/EH pseudo-binaurals and pre into a 
> Sony MZ-R37 consumer MD -- my "open box" RH10 HiMD didn't arrive in 
> time for this trip sadly! :)

Nice. You've mentioned the Sonic Studios mics before. Are they to be 
heard on most of your recordings?

Curt Olson


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