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Sounds of
Spotted Chorus Frog - Pseudacris clarkii

(Baird, 1854)
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Spotted Chorus Frog
Adult Male in Calling Position

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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 advertisement call of the Spotted Chorus Frog is a fast series of rasping trills. A group of frogs calling at a distance can sound like sawing.

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This is a 3 second recording of the advertisement call of a single Spotted Chorus Frog recorded at night in June in Travis County, Texas from a flooded roadside ditch shown below. This is a 20 second recording of the advertisement calls of a small group of Spotted Chorus Frogs recorded at night in June in Travis County, Texas from a flooded roadside ditch shown below.
Spotted Chorus Frog habitat
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This is a 20 second recording of the advertisement calls of a larger and more distant group of Spotted Chorus Frogs recorded at night in May in Travis County, Texas at the location shown below. Great Plains Narrow-mouthed Toads and insects are heard in the background.
Spotted Chorus Frog habitat


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