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Sounds of Lithobates sphenocephalus - Southern Leopard Frog

(=Rana sphenocephala)
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More pictures of this frog can be viewed here and here.


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.



   
This is an 11 second recording made at night in Bastrop County, Texas. Calling along with this frog are Gulf Coast Toads, Blanchard's Cricket Frogs, and Gray Treefrogs, The Leopard Frog's call is the grating, croaking, chuckling sounds heard in the foreground.  

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