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Boreal Chorus Frog - Pseudacris maculata

(Wied-Neuwied, 1838)
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Boreal Chorus Frog

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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 call of the Boreal Chorus Frog is a slow but short rasping noise rising in inflection and lasting 1/2 - 2 seconds. The sound is similar to stroking the small teeth of a pocket comb.

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This is a 9 second recording of the advertisement calls of a couple of Boreal Chorus Frogs recorded on a late evening at the edge of a small pond in April in Douglas County, Kansas. General habitat shown below.
This is a 60 second recording of the advertisement calls of a large group of Boreal Chorus Frogs calling from a flooded agricultural area at night in Burleigh County North Dakota in mid May, shown below. Cows can also be heard in the background.
Red Milksnake habitat
Habitat, Douglas County, Kansas

Breeding habitat, Burleigh County, North Dakota
sound Boreal Chorus Frog Video
This is a 30 second recording of the advertisement calls of a small group of Boreal Chorus Frogs calling from  a flooded area in Custer County South Dakota during daylight, shown below. A short VIDEO of a Boreal Chorus Frog calling from a marsh in Manitoba, Canada shown below. He starts calling solo, then begins to call in sync with a second male. The snoring calls of Northern Leopard Frogs are heard in the background.
Boreal Chorus Frog Habitat Boreal Chorus Frog Habitat
Breeding habitat, Custer County, Black Hills, South Dakota

Breeding habitat, Manitoba, Canada
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This is a 19 second recording of two Boreal Chorus Frogs calling at a marsh in Manitoba, Canada shown below on a May afternoon, with a Northern Leopard Frog calling in the background. This is a 90 second recording of several species calling at a marsh in Manitoba, Canada shown below on a May afternoon, including Canadian Toads, Boreal Chorus Frogs, and Northern Leopard Frogs.
Boreal Chorus Frog Habitat
Breeding habitat, Manitoba, Canada





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