Sounds of Western Green Toad - Anaxyrus debilis insidior
(= Bufo debilis insidior)
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about this toad, here.
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 a 64 second recording of an advertisement chorus of a group of Western Green Toads calling at night from a shallow rain pool in Cochise County, Arizona in August.
This is a 4 second recording of the call of one toad (with another in the distant background.)
This is an 18 second recording of an advertisement chorus of a group of Western Green Toads calling at night from a small pond in the grasslands of Cochise County, Arizona in August.
Male green toads call at night from rain pools in Douglas, Arizona.
You can listen to more recordings of Western Green Toads on this cd:
Carlos Davidson - Frog and Toad Calls of the Rocky Mountains; Vanishing Voices- Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology