This spring, I was determined to find a real chorus of P. streckeri and to actually see and photograph an individual. So on a recent trip to Arkansas, a friend and I committed to hunting this species down. We found a patch of accessible land which purported to have healthy populations and after some heavy spring rains, we headed out to that spot. Within minutes of arriving, we heard our first P. streckeri.
We waited around until just before dark and I waded out into the flooded, brushy field to get a recording and see this apparently elusive frog. The chorus was deafening and there were P. streckeri calling all around me. (The upward slurred "fingernail across a comb call is the Cajun Chorus Frog (Pseudacris fouquettei) that was also calling here.)
Here is the spectrogram for that chorus. (The horizontal banding is from a problem with the microphone cord.)
Oh well, better luck next year?
© Chris Harrison 2013