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Sounds of Incilius nebulifer - Gulf Coast Toad

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More Pictures of this toad and its habitat can be viewed here.


(= Bufo valliceps and Bufo nebulifer)


Advertisement Calls

An advertisement call is the most well-known call of a toad. It is produced by a male toad in order to attract females during the breeding season and to warn other rival males of his presence. Toads usually make the calls around bodies of water that are suitable for breeding and egg laying. These calls can be heard during the evening and at night, and sometimes during daylight at the peak of the breeding season.

The call of the Gulf CoastToad is a short flat raspy trill, lasting 2 - 6 seconds.





This is a 4 second recording of the advertisement call of a single Gulf Coast Toad calling at night from the shallow edge of a small pond in Bastrop County, Texas. The call of a Narrow-mouthed toad can be heard at the end. This is a 17 second recording of 3 advertisement calls of a single Gulf Coast Toad calling at night from the shallow edge of a small pond in Bastrop County, Texas. The call of a Narrow-mouthed toad can be heard in the background, along with distant Houston Toads.

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