A Guide to California's
Reptiles and Amphibians

Sounds of Chiriacahua Leopard Frog - Lithobates chiricahuensis

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Chiriacahua Leopard Frog Male at Night in Calling Position

Advertisement Calls

An advertisement call is the most well-known call of a frog. It is produced by a male during the breeding season to attract females of his own species. It can also serve an agressive function to defend his calling site by warning 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.

The following sounds were recorded in Miller Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains, courtesy of the Beattys, who have worked to re-establish leopard frogs to ponds on their property. These frogs were formerly recognized as Rana subaquavocalis - Ramsey Canyon Leopard Frog.

Sound  This is a 12 second recording of the advertisement calls of a male Chiricahua Leopard Frog made at night in Cochise County, Arizona (seen on the right during daylight.)

Sound  This is a 1 minute 43 second recording of the advertisement calls of a large group of male Chiricahua Leopard Frog made at night in Cochise County, Arizona. (seen on the right during daylight.)
Chiriacahua Leopard Frog habitat
You can listen to more recordings of Chiricahua Leopard Frogs on this cd:

Carlos Davidson - Frog and Toad Calls of the Pacific Coast - Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

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and on the cd that comes with this book:

Lang Elliott, Carl Gerhardt, and Carlos Davidson - The Frogs and Toads of North America - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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