I disagree Carl, as someone interested in frogs a number of years ago I
downloaded the Aus museums app and found it excellent but woefully incomplete.
Even the available print field guides lack many of the newly discovered or
described species, as well as many important field characters for existing
species. This new app is comprehensive and excellent for anyone who wants to
identify frogs in the field as opposed to in your backyard. I bought it the day
it came out and it already helped me tick a new species (Dendy's Broodfrog)
while on holidays recently.
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> On 26 May 2015, at 21:44, Carl Clifford <> wrote:
> And if one does not feel like forking out the $20 odd for the Qld guide,
> there is the Australian Museums app, which has some 55 species, most with
> calls for the grand price of $0.00. It hasn't all the bells & whistles of the
> Qld app, but it will do the job for the average nature lover. It can be
> downloaded in iOS and Android forms at
> Carl Clifford
>> On 26 May 2015, at 7:39 pm, Laurie Knight <> wrote:
>> I see there is now a frog spotting app that apparently can identify species
>> by call -
>> (you may need to join the URL if it is split in the mail).
>> I suspect there is less mimicry in frog calls, so it might be fairly
>> accurate. The thing is whether software interprets calls differently to the
>> human ear. It may be that an IT system could be better at picking up the
>> differences between species than the human ear - brain combination. A
>> lyrebird may sound identical to the bird it is mimicking to us, but would it
>> be identical on a sonogram?
>> Regards, Laurie.
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