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Re: The New World - movie

Subject: Re: The New World - movie
From: "Walter Knapp" waltknapp
Date: Fri Oct 6, 2006 7:23 am (PDT)
Posted by: "Kent Sparling"

> experts, please set me straight on the whole frog thing

Frogs do call some during the day. But it's not at all like at night and 
frequently is different calls.

Some, like the Southern Cricket Frog will just use their regular 
breeding call, but far less often. Others may have a special call, a 
number of the treefrogs have what's called a "rain call" that they give 
during the day. Obviously more often when it's damp, thus the name. The 
green frogs have a location or territorial call that they will give from 
time to time during the day.

During the height of the breeding season there will be some breeding 
calling before dark. But always far less intense than at night.

The most common frogcall used by movies is the breeding call of the 
Pacific Chorus Frog (aka Pacific Treefrog). These generally don't call 
much during the day, though they do have a rain call. To believe movie 
makers all frogs go ribbit, which is the call (sort of) of this frog. 
And the Pacific Chorus Frog has worldwide distribution (not).

I've not seen the movie, so don't know which way they got it wrong.


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