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kogia

Date

June 18, 2011 11:42 PM HKT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Seems to be more localised than some of the stream frogs we've observed. So far we've always found them in or near mountain streams, often calling from exposed perches.

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Observer

kogia

Date

June 5, 2011 07:36 PM HKT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Seems to be more localised than some of the stream frogs we've observed. So far we've always found them in or near mountain streams, often calling from exposed perches.

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Observer

kogia

Date

June 1, 2011 09:57 PM HKT

Description

So far this is the most common snake we have found whilst out at night. We've seen them next to forest trails, in gardens, inside storm drains, on walls, next to road curbs and climbing trees and shrubs.

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Observer

kogia

Date

June 21, 2011 10:24 PM HKT

Description

So far this is the most common snake we have found whilst out at night. We've seen them next to forest trails, in gardens, inside storm drains, on walls, next to road curbs and climbing trees and shrubs.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

kogia

Date

June 25, 2011 09:12 PM HKT

Description

So far this is the most common snake we have found whilst out at night. We've seen them next to forest trails, in gardens, inside storm drains, on walls, next to road curbs and climbing trees and shrubs.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kogia

Date

June 14, 2011 08:17 PM HKT

Description

So far this is the most common snake we have found whilst out at night. We've seen them next to forest trails, in gardens, inside storm drains, on walls, next to road curbs and climbing trees and shrubs.

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What

Sinonatrix percarinata (mountain water snake) Sinonatrix percarinata

Observer

kogia

Date

June 12, 2011 10:08 PM HKT

Description

Pair found in a roadside pool.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

kogia

Date

June 25, 2011 04:43 PM HKT

Description

Found whilst sweeping leaves.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Quasipaa exilispinosa (lesser spiny frog) Quasipaa exilispinosa

Observer

kogia

Date

June 12, 2011 08:32 PM HKT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Often sympatric with Amolops hongkongensis & Odorrana chloronota, we've only ever found them in or next to mountain streams.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Quasipaa exilispinosa (lesser spiny frog) Quasipaa exilispinosa

Observer

kogia

Date

June 5, 2011 08:47 PM HKT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Often sympatric with Amolops hongkongensis & Odorrana chloronota, we've only ever found them in or next to mountain streams.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Polypedates megacephalus (brown tree frog) Polypedates megacephalus

Observer

kogia

Date

June 18, 2011 09:51 PM HKT

Description

Very common throughout the whole SAR, seems to have no problem breeding alongside human habitation.

We've commonly found them inside drains and catchwaters, in bushes, on building walls, next to mountain streams and in lowland marshes, pretty much everywhere.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Paramesotriton hongkongensis (Hong Kong newt) Paramesotriton hongkongensis

Observer

kogia

Date

June 12, 2011 06:55 PM HKT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

We've been finding these along well-wooded paths near mountain streams with larger pools and along forest roads.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Odorrana chloronota (green cascade frog) Odorrana chloronota

Observer

kogia

Date

June 14, 2011 06:32 PM HKT

Description

We find them in similar habitats to Amolops hongkongensis, but also further away from streams and in slower flowing river areas. The females are significantly larger than the males.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

kogia

Date

June 18, 2011 09:51 PM HKT

Description

We've heard these more often than we've actually managed to see them. They seem to call from very marshy areas with dense plant growth. The ones we've managed to photograph have been on paths at reasonable distances from water, high up in mountains and right down to sea level.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Microhyla fissipes (ornate pygmy frog) Microhyla fissipes

Observer

kogia

Date

June 18, 2011 09:51 PM HKT

Description

We've not heard or seen these in many places, but when we have found them they are there in quite large numbers.

They seem to often be in quite short grass.

nb. This species has recently undergone some genetic boundary divisions and definition changes (Matsui et al. 2005). Previously M. ornata was listed as occurring in Hong Kong, but now this species is listed as restricted to the Indian Subcontinent and M. fissipes is the SE Asia and Chinese species. Most online data still reports M. ornata for Hong Kong.

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Observer

kogia

Date

June 5, 2011 08:15 PM HKT

Description

Found crossing a road through the country park.

Photos / Sounds

What

Liuixalus romeri (Romer's tree frog) Liuixalus romeri

Observer

kogia

Date

June 21, 2011 10:40 PM HKT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Tiny frogs (1.5 - 2cm long) that sound very much like a cricket. We've found them to be reasonably common in certain areas of Lantau & the New Territories.

We have only found them close to the ground, in well wooded areas, next to tiny temporary patches of water (eg. often small man-made containers like tin cans and buckets) in which we have observed their tadpoles.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Liuixalus romeri (Romer's tree frog) Liuixalus romeri

Observer

kogia

Date

June 18, 2011 09:51 PM HKT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Tiny frogs (1.5 - 2cm long) that sound very much like a cricket. We've found them to be reasonably common in certain areas of Lantau & the New Territories.

We have only found them close to the ground, in well wooded areas, next to tiny temporary patches of water (eg. often small man-made containers like tin cans and buckets) in which we have observed their tadpoles.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kogia

Date

June 1, 2011 10:02 PM HKT

Description

Quite cryptic and more localised than many of the other Hong Kong frogs. We've heard them more frequently than actually seen them, usually near marshy areas.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kogia

Date

June 14, 2011 08:03 PM HKT

Description

Quite cryptic and more localised than many of the other Hong Kong frogs. We've heard them more frequently than actually seen them, usually near marshy areas.

Photos / Sounds

What

Hylarana latouchii (brown wood frog) Hylarana latouchii

Observer

kogia

Date

June 12, 2011 09:41 PM HKT

Description

We find them less frequently than other Hong Kong frogs, but in certain areas they appear to be reasonably common. We've often found them at some distance from water features, always in or near wooded areas.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Hylarana guentheri (Günther's frog) Hylarana guentheri

Observer

kogia

Date

June 18, 2011 09:51 PM HKT

Description

Very common throughout the SAR, where permanent still water is present. Often seen and heard during the day, quite large and bold.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Hylarana guentheri (Günther's frog) Hylarana guentheri

Observer

kogia

Date

June 14, 2011 08:20 PM HKT

Description

Very common throughout the SAR, where permanent still water is present. Often seen and heard during the day, quite large and bold.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Hoplobatrachus rugulosus (Chinese bullfrog) Hoplobatrachus rugulosus

Observer

kogia

Date

June 18, 2011 09:51 PM HKT

Description

We've not found these in many places, the areas where we have contain large ponds (cultivated & wild) with marshy areas nearby.

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What

Hemidactylus garnotii (Garnot's gecko) Hemidactylus garnotii

Observer

kogia

Date

June 2, 2011 09:05 PM HKT

Description

We don't see these as often around houses or on walls, only so far finding them near forested areas.

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What

Hemidactylus bowringii (Bowring's gecko) Hemidactylus bowringii

Observer

kogia

Date

June 18, 2011 07:43 PM HKT

Description

We see these less often than Hemidactylus garnotii and Gekko chinensis.

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What

Gekko chinensis (Chinese gecko) Gekko chinensis

Observer

kogia

Date

June 23, 2011 07:33 PM HKT

Description

The most common gecko we have found in Hong Kong. This one was in the country park forests, but we see them very commonly around houses as well.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Fejervarya limnocharis (paddy frog) Fejervarya limnocharis

Observer

kogia

Date

June 18, 2011 09:51 PM HKT

Description

Another fairly common Hong Kong species. We've found them in a wide variety of habitats throughout the SAR, in cultivated fields, mountain marshes and even brackish mangrove areas.

Photos / Sounds

What

Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Asian common toad) Duttaphrynus melanostictus

Observer

kogia

Date

June 12, 2011 08:49 PM HKT

Description

We haven't been out for a night walk and not found these, often they are a long distance from water.

They seem to show quite a range of colour variations, we've found individuals with red, black, blue and a range of brown & yellow markings.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Asian common toad) Duttaphrynus melanostictus

Observer

kogia

Date

June 18, 2011 09:51 PM HKT

Description

We haven't been out for a night walk and not found these, often they are a long distance from water.

They seem to show quite a range of colour variations, we've found individuals with red, black, blue and a range of brown & yellow markings.

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