Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 30th October 2013
Equipment: Nikon D300s with Micro-Nikkor 105mm
This frog was observed at night near a shallow pond near the town of Valparai in the Western Ghats of southwest India. Also in the pond were several Common Skittering Frogs, Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis.
This beautiful frog was calling from its perch one night. On seeing the flash light he would hunker up every-time.His calls resumed only when I turned the flash light off :-D
My favorite little frog.
Found him taking a nap on a coffee plant :-)
Previous post shot on the same day is here: www.flickr.com/photos/vipinbaliga/8188019314/in/set-72157...
Found this beautiful pair up a Guava tree, braving the heavy rain. They were so cozy and comfy in their secret little perch, perfectly blending in with the surroundings.
The one on the left is the male and the other a female.
These frogs are so effective in blending in. Their perch is visible only from this little gap among the leaves! No other angle or a clearer picture was possible! But I cant ask for more. I am more than happy to have found these guys in the first place :-D
It is found in tropical moist evergreen and deciduous forests, and coffee plantations with a natural canopy cover. It can be found in tree holes between two and four metres above ground level (Inger et al. 1984), and in the leaf-litter substrate. It may also be found in abandoned eucalyptus plantations close to forest. It presumably breeds by larval development, like other members of its genus, but it is not known whether or not it requires waterbodies for breeding.