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FrogLitoria verreauxii verreauxii

Whistling Tree-frog

Whistling Tree-frog or Verreaux’s Tree-frog has two sub-species: Whistling Tree-frog (Litoria verreauxii verreauxii), widespread and common across eastern Australia, and Alpine Tree-frog (L. v. alpina), which has a very restricted range and has suffered massive declines.

Current conservation status: Common.

Family: Hylidae

Appearance: A terrestrial species with relatively poor climbing ability. It is light brown to red brown above and has a dark brown or black stripe from in front of the nostrils, continuing through the eye to the base of the forelimb. A broad, brownish, mid-dorsal marking, which starts between the eyes and extends to the vent, is also present. The thighs and backs of the legs are red with small black spots, with some larger black spots present on the fronts of the thighs. The belly is white. Green coloured forms of L. v. verreauxii (see image) have been sited at Garuwanga near Nimmitabel and other, higher elevation locations.

Length:  30 to 35mm. 

Breeding: Males commence calling in May or June, when winter rains have filled  farm dams and other breeding pools, and if weather remains moist, breed through until October or November.

Habitat: Found in the open valleys and cleared pasture country in the region, particularly in areas where there are large shallow pools and stock ponds, During the non-breeding season, they are secretive and rarely seen. Individuals may sometimes be found beneath logs and tussocks or under flat stones in streambeds, or in rocky areas near streams.

Distribution: Abundant in the region.

Biology: Males usually call whilst partially submerged, or floating in water. Amplexus takes place in the water and eggs are wound around submerged vegetation in large jelly-like clumbs. Tadpoles can be found in pools during late spring and early summer, Metamorphosis occurs in early summer with newly emerged froglets being about 15mm in length.

Call: A repeated whistling "cree...cree...cree...cree...cree...".

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Frog Survey 2 2 MFL013: Dam in SE of reserve near bird site 7 MarkSmith 26 Jul 2019
Frog Survey 0 1 MFL013: Dam in SE of reserve near bird site 7 MarkSmith 28 Jun 2019
Frog Survey 2 2 MFL013: Dam in SE of reserve near bird site 7 MarkSmith 31 Mar 2019
Frog Survey 5 5 MFL013: Dam in SE of reserve near bird site 7 MarkSmith 23 Dec 2018
Frog Survey 8 8 FMC220: Mt Majura Dam, lower, via Jukes St danswell 15 Dec 2018
Frog Survey 1 1 TRC100: Rendevous Creek, Namadgi National Park ChrisM 27 Nov 2018
Frog Survey 3 3 CGH050: Hospital Creek, Namadgi National Park ChrisM 27 Nov 2018
Frog Survey 1 5 CON110: Conder Wetlands, pond B mnwwarren 31 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 5 CON100: Conder Wetlands, pond A mnwwarren 31 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 4 6 CON100: Conder Wetlands, pond A mnwwarren 30 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 3 3 LWR100: Little Whiskers Rd, River Site LittleWhiskers 29 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 3 DGP001: Dunlop Grasslands Dam AmandaN 27 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 2 FGC030: Gooromon Ponds Creek, Dunlop Chandra 27 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 4 4 LWR100: Little Whiskers Rd, River Site LittleWhiskers 27 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 3 3 MFL007: Mulligans Flat Site 7 DanialS 27 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 4 FGC029: Fassifern pond Chandra 27 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 5 FGC009: Jarramlee Pond Dunlop Chandra 27 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 2 BAR200: Doyle Reserve, QBN Milobear 27 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 2 HAL011: Halls Creek Showgroud Bridge - North AnkeMaria 27 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 5 5 BAR200: Doyle Reserve, QBN cf17 27 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 5 5 CFR200: Hodgman Property, large dam swhodgman 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 FGC090: Ginninderra Creek, Macgregor AnkeMaria 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 1 MFL013: Dam in SE of reserve near bird site 7 MarkSmith 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 COO013: Cooma Back Creek at Lambie Gorge AnkeMaria 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 MFL001: First pond from entrance MarkSmith 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 3 MFL002: Second pond from entrance MarkSmith 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 5 6 FOR001: Forde Wetland between Horse Park Drive and Neil Harris Cres cf17 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 4 4 FTB010: Bogong Creek, Namadgi National Park MartinLind 26 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 3 DIW100: Dickson Wetland, Hawdon Street Rks 25 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 5 5 UBD015: Urila Bottom Dam Milobear 25 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 5 5 UHD015: Urila Home Dam, Milobear 25 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 5 CON110: Conder Wetlands, pond B VeraKurz 25 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 4 4 LWR100: Little Whiskers Rd, River Site LittleWhiskers 25 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 2 HAL001: Halls Creek Showground Bridge, Hall 25 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 3 3 KIP001: Kippax Creek, Holt webberkc@iinet.net.au 25 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 3 4 MFL002: Second pond from entrance roughboden 24 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 3 MFL001: First pond from entrance roughboden 24 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 2 DGP001: Dunlop Grasslands Dam AnkeMaria 24 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 3 COO625: Cooma Creek at Banksia Lane ihagstrom 24 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 2 FRA201: Halls Creek, Fraser AnkeMaria 24 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 2 COO400: Cooma Creek downstream of confluence with Cooma back Creek AnkeMaria 24 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 2 COO610: Cooma Creek at Egan Street Julee 24 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 4 4 FGG010: Giralang Pond, Giralang Tashi 23 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 CRW001: Crace Wetland Pond 1 Tashi 23 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 HAL011: Halls Creek Showgroud Bridge - North AnkeMaria 23 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 4 MIT100: Gungahlin Cemetary, Mitchell Tashi 23 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 1 QBN465: Queanbeyan River adj Dane St AnkeMaria 23 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 COO013: Cooma Back Creek at Lambie Gorge AnkeMaria 22 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 4 GIN007: Ginninderra Creek d/s of Barton Highway, Giralang webberkc@iinet.net.au 22 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 5 5 FMC220: Mt Majura Dam, lower, via Jukes St AnkeMaria 22 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 4 4 LWR100: Little Whiskers Rd, River Site AnkeMaria 22 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 5 OSR003: Dam 3. Big back dam AnkeMaria 22 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 4 COO625: Cooma Creek at Banksia Lane ihagstrom 22 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 5 OSR002: Dam 2 AnkeMaria 22 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 COO610: Cooma Creek at Egan Street Julee 22 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 CFR200: Hodgman Property, large dam swhodgman 21 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 COO400: Cooma Creek downstream of confluence with Cooma back Creek AnkeMaria 21 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 COO400: Cooma Creek downstream of confluence with Cooma back Creek RobertEvans 21 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 6 CFR300: Molonglo River, just off Captains Flat Rd swhodgman 21 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 3 3 CTT100: Lower Tuggeranong Creek PeterH 21 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 3 FMC210: Mt Majura Nature Reserve, top dam, via McKenzie St sbeudel 21 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 2 FMC200: Mt Majura Dam, bottom, via McKenzie St. sbeudel 21 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 2 FGC029: Fassifern pond Chandra 20 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 4 FGC009: Jarramlee Pond Dunlop Chandra 20 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 MFL007: Mulligans Flat Site 7 DanialS 20 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 GUN100: Gungahlin Scout Hall Dam AnkeMaria 20 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 DIW100: Dickson Wetland, Hawdon Street Rks 18 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 4 5 FGG010: Giralang Pond, Giralang Tashi 18 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 2 FRA201: Halls Creek, Fraser AmandaN 18 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 CRW001: Crace Wetland Pond 1 Tashi 18 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 4 MIT100: Gungahlin Cemetary, Mitchell Tashi 18 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 COO013: Cooma Back Creek at Lambie Gorge AnkeMaria 18 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 3 3 DGP001: Dunlop Grasslands Dam AmandaN 17 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 NBP002: Northern pond at Nursery Inlet AnkeMaria 17 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 7 7 FMC220: Mt Majura Dam, lower, via Jukes St AnkeMaria 15 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 MFL001: First pond from entrance MarkSmith 14 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 MFL002: Second pond from entrance MarkSmith 14 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 3 4 FMC210: Mt Majura Nature Reserve, top dam, via McKenzie St sbeudel 14 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 5 FMC200: Mt Majura Dam, bottom, via McKenzie St. sbeudel 14 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 3 3 FGC030: Gooromon Ponds Creek, Dunlop Chandra 12 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 5 FGC029: Fassifern pond Chandra 12 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 6 FGC009: Jarramlee Pond Dunlop Chandra 12 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 3 4 DGP001: Dunlop Grasslands Dam AmandaN 11 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 3 3 DGP001: Dunlop Grasslands Dam AnkeMaria 10 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 2 FRA201: Halls Creek, Fraser AnkeMaria 10 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 FGG010: Giralang Pond, Giralang AnkeMaria 9 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 CRW001: Crace Wetland Pond 1 Tashi 9 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 5 5 FMC220: Mt Majura Dam, lower, via Jukes St AnkeMaria 9 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 MIT100: Gungahlin Cemetary, Mitchell Tashi 9 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 5 FMC220: Mt Majura Dam, lower, via Jukes St AnkeMaria 9 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 2 2 MFL003: Shearing Shed Dam roughboden 8 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 5 5 MFL002: Second pond from entrance roughboden 8 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 DIW100: Dickson Wetland, Hawdon Street Rks 8 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 3 3 MFL007: Mulligans Flat Site 7 DanialS 6 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 2 FMC200: Mt Majura Dam, bottom, via McKenzie St. sbeudel 6 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 2 FMC210: Mt Majura Nature Reserve, top dam, via McKenzie St sbeudel 6 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 4 FGG010: Giralang Pond, Giralang Tashi 4 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 2 FGC030: Gooromon Ponds Creek, Dunlop Chandra 4 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 1 4 FGC029: Fassifern pond Chandra 4 Oct 2018
Frog Survey 0 3 MIT100: Gungahlin Cemetary, Mitchell Tashi 4 Oct 2018

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