spring peeper

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Synonyms for spring peeper

a small brown tree toad having a shrill call heard near wetlands of eastern United States and Canada in early spring

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George Reserve by collecting chorus frog egg masses from ponds where they had been naturally deposited, and by allowing spring peeper breeding adults to mate in covered 35 x 25 x 14 cm plastic boxes containing water and vegetation (spring peepers deposit their eggs singly making collection of eggs in the field impractical).
Thus, we assume that salamander predators reduced the recruitment of species such as the American toad, spring peeper, pickerel frog, southern leopard frog, western chorus frog and wood frog.
Other species (such as chorus frogs, spring peepers, and the gray tree frog complex) might use retaining ponds if small portions of wooded habitat and un-mown grasslands are set aside when future retaining ponds are built.
The spring peeper is one of roughly 600 species of frogs that have been given the family name Hylidae.
triseriata), spring peeper, eastern gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) and American toad (Bufo americanus).
The dark cross on its back is proof that this frog is a spring peeper.
One of the most familiar choruses is the high-pitched, long-carrying keening of the variety of tree frogs known as Spring Peepers.
Their nearest cousins, the gray treefrog and the spring peeper, both manufacture glycerol similar to the antifreeze that we use in our cars' radiators.
You may be amazed to learn how loud a sound a half-inch male spring peeper perched on a blade of grass can make.
You can hear it just as the sun is setting and evening is settling in - the hypnotizing melody of the hyla crucifer - better known as the spring peeper.
A frog as small as a spring peeper could not prey on a small mammal but a bullfrog or green frog could prey on shrews, mice, voles, small birds, other frogs, small snakes, etc.
Hibernators the likes of hog-nose snakes, box turtles, fowler's toads and the spring peeper frogs awake from their cold slumber.
For weeks now, whenever forest temperatures have warmed sufficiently, we've been intermittently entertained by the chicken-clucking songs of the wood frog and the sleigh-bell tones of the spring peeper chorus.
An even earlier sign of spring, however, will be the choruses of frogs such as the spring peeper and wood frog at local breeding pools.
The trademark discs on the tips of its toes place the spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) in the family Hylidae.