A Guide to California's
Reptiles and Amphibians

Sounds of
Blanchard's Cricket Frog - Acris blanchardii

Harper, 1947

(= Acris crepitans blanchardii)
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Blanchard's Cricket Frog

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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 voice of Blanchard's Cricket Frog is a series of clicks, sounding like rocks tapped together. The calls start out slowly, then gradually increase in speed.

(Formerly Acris crepitans blanchardi - Blanchard's Cricket Frog)

sound  This is a 42 second recording of the advertisement calls of a small group of Cricket Frogs calling from a small forest pond on a sunny afternoon in Bastrop County, Texas, shown below.

sound  In this 14 second recording, you can hear these frogs in the background calling at night from the same location along with Gulf Coast Toads, Houston Toads, Southern Leopard Frogs, Gray Treefrogs, and Narrow-mouthed toads.

Blanchard's Cricket Frog habitat

sound  A small group of frogs calling at night in Nacogdoches County, Texas, at the location shown to the right, in daylight. Eastern Cricket Frog habitat
sound  This is a small group of frogs calling at night in Travis County, Texas. A Rio Grande Leopard Frog, insects, and the whisling call of a night bird are also heard.

sound  This is a 55 second recording of a large group of frogs calling at night from a creek in Travis County, Texas. A Rio Grande Leopard Frogs is also heard.

sound  This is the sound of one frog calling for a short period, then stopping, punctuated with the sound of a cow. Recorded at night in Travis County, Texas.

sound  This is a small group of frogs calling at night in Brazos County, Texas.

sound  A few frogs recorded at night in Chambers County, Texas. Green Treefrogs are heard in the background.
(This is the former subspecies A. c. paludicola - South Coast Cricket Frog)


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