Striped Marsh Frog
Limnodynastes peronii

The Striped Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes peronii) is a frog of wetlands, swamps, flooded grasslands, agricultural areas, and even rainforests along the east coast of Australia.  They are small brown frogs with lighter and darker brown stripes running the length of their bodies.  They are also known as Brown-striped Frogs for this reason.

One night while recording frogs in a cane field area near Miallo, Queensland, I recorded this a loud frog call I didn't know.  It was a loud "knocking" sound heard over the background calls of the Australian Rocket Frogs (Litoria nasuta).

Striped Marsh Frog Calls - Miallo, Queensland

When I first recorded this call, I was unsure what species it was.  It wasn't until many months later while listening to this wonderful CD of north Queenland Frog Recordings from David Stewart that I finally recognized the call.   

The photo shown here was taken several days later about 12 miles NNW of where this recording was made.

 © Chris Harrison 2014

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