Hyperolius viridiflavus Common Reed Frog
Delamere Camp, Lake Elmenteita, KenyaJuly 16, 2000
Common Reed Frog (Hyperolius viridiflavus)
These small treefrogs were sharing some ponds on the grounds of this camp with some toads. By day they were well-hidden, and I couldn't find them at all. At night they were calling loudly and often. The call was a short, bell-like "ting", repeated every few seconds. Each individual's call was a slightly different pitch, making for a beautiful combination when many of them were tinking together. Each calling frog was perched on a reed or branch, between 6 inches and a few feet above the water.

Many thanks to Dr. Robert Drewes for identifying this frog.

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