Pine Woods Treefrog
Hyla femoralis

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

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