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This frog was observed by a small pool at the bottom of a waterfall in the Isalo National Park in south-central Madagascar.

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Heterixalus tricolor - Photo (c) herpguy, all rights reserved, uploaded by Paul Freed
herpguy's ID: Heterixalus tricolor, a member of African Reed Frogs (Family Hyperoliidae)
Posted by herpguy about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Amazing. Is it some kind of bird poop mimic?

Posted by kueda about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Actually Ken, I think it's more of being protected from the heat of the sun. This frog was found in a dry, arid part of Madagascar where the sun was rather intense and being light colored it was able to reflect the suns' rays away from it and still stay in the open without drying out. Pretty amazing is right.
-Paul

Posted by herpguy about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Heterixalus tricolor - Photo (c) herpguy, all rights reserved, uploaded by Paul Freed
danielaustin's ID: Heterixalus tricolor, a member of African Reed Frogs (Family Hyperoliidae)
Posted by danielaustin over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Heterixalus madagascariensis - Photo (c) danielaustin, all rights reserved, uploaded by danielaustin
herpguy's ID: Heterixalus madagascariensis, a member of African Reed Frogs (Family Hyperoliidae)
Posted by herpguy 10 months ago (Flag)
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Heterixalus madagascariensis - Photo (c) danielaustin, all rights reserved, uploaded by danielaustin
herpguy's ID: Heterixalus madagascariensis, a member of African Reed Frogs (Family Hyperoliidae)
Heterixalus - Photo (c) Frank Vassen, some rights reserved (CC BY)
Community ID: Genus Heterixalus, a member of African Reed Frogs (Family Hyperoliidae)
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Heterixalus tricolor - Photo (c) herpguy, all rights reserved, uploaded by Paul Freed
danielaustin's ID: Heterixalus tricolor, a member of African Reed Frogs (Family Hyperoliidae)
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