|Pinewoods Treefrog (Hyla femoralis)|
photographed in Leon County, Florida
The Pine Woods Treefrog (Hyla femoralis) is a common treefrog in the southeastern United States. It is, as the name implies, usually found in or around pine forest areas. The individual in the photo was calling from a flooded grassy pond surrounded by pine forest.
The call of the Pinewoods Treefrog is constant buzzy call alternating between two pitches. It is often written out as "digga-digga-digga-digga" although when they are warmed up, the frogs repeat the call faster than you can speak this phrase. This is a common call of the pinewoods areas of the southeast on warm rainy nights.
These frogs were recorded at a roadside pond in Pasco County, Florida. This pond also had Southern Cricket Frogs (Acris gryllus), Green Treefrogs (Hyla cinerea), and Bronze Frogs (Lithobates clamitans) calling.
© Chris Harrison 2012