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Sounds of
Squirrel Treefrog - Hyla squirella

Bosc, 1800
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Advertisement Calls

An advertisement call is the most well-known call of a frog. It is produced by a male frog in order to attract females during the breeding season and to warn other rival males of his presence. Frogs 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 advertisement call of the Squirrel Treefrog is a nasal quacking repeated 1 or 2 times per second.


This is a 6 second recording of the advertisement calls of a single close Squirrel Treefrog recorded at night in Chambers County, Texas. This is a 20 second recording of the advertisement calls of a single close Squirrel Treefrog recorded at night in Chambers County, Texas. Narrow-mouthed toads, insects, a Great Horned Owl, and another unidentified bird can be heard in the background.
The frog calling in the above recordings is shown at the left and the flooded field from which he was calling is shown below during daylight.

 
This is a 16 second recording of the advertisement calls of a distant group of Squirrel Treefrogs recorded at night in Chambers County, Texas. Narrow-mouthed toads, and insects are heard in the background.

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