Tag Archives: Mating

American toad breeding season seen through four videos

Here are four videos of American Toads during the breeding season. The videos show calling males, interaction with spring peepers, fighting over mates, and amplexus. Continue reading

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Pacific Chorus Frogs singing with New Order

While listening to the New Order album “Substance”, I was startled to hear the sound of frog calls. In fact, I initially thought that one of my frog recordings had started playing simultaneously with the New Order album. Then I … Continue reading

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How to tell apart male and female spotted salamanders (and other Ambystoma)

Look at the cloaca to tell apart male and female spotted salamanders. Continue reading

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Flute, Horn, and Treefrog

I was recently contacted by Spencer Arias about using one of my gray treefrog recordings in a piece of music he had composed. Spencer is a member of The New Collaborative, a group of composers who write music based on … Continue reading

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An overdeveloped drive to mate?

In the frenzy of amphibian mating aggregations, strange mistakes can occur resulting in unusual and even grotesque pairings. Continue reading

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