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Sounds of
Gray Treefrog - Hyla versicolor

LeConte, 1825
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Gray Treefrog

More pictures of this frog can be viewed here.

Advertisement Calls

An advertisement call is the most well-known call of a frog. It is produced by a male frog in order to attract females during the breeding season and to warn other rival males of his presence. Frogs usually make the calls around bodies of water that are suitable for breeding and egg laying. These calls can be heard during the evening and at night, and sometimes during daylight at the peak of the breeding season.

The voice of the Gray Treefrog can be described as a high-pitched musical trill.


sound sound
This is a 1 second recording of the advertisement call of a single Gray Treefrog sitting on a patch of grass in a small forest pool at night in Bastrop County, Texas shown below. This is a 14 second recording of the advertisement call of a single Gray Treefrog sitting on a patch of grass in a small forest pool at night in Bastrop County, Texas shown below. Gulf Coast Toads, Blanchard's Cricket Frogs, Houston Toads, Southern Leopard Frogs, and Narrow-mouthed toads can be heard calling in the background.
Gray Treefrog habitat




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