Last monsoon me and Anoop stumbled upon a little patch of froggy heaven in Coorg. It was a nesting site for Rhacophorus lateralis!!!
The male seen here just 1 among the many who were in the process of finding a mate and building nests last year.
There were many adults perched on leaves. But no nest building activity took place. Few males were calling and few were just contemplating.
All the females were just staring into the dark.
We knew our torch lights would be a disturbance to them if we hang around. So we quickly took a few photographs and waited for a couple of hours in the dark away from the nest site, listening to all sorts of frog calls. We had found tranquility then.
It was past mid night now, we had a quick check then we went back leaving the frogs in peace.
Very heavy rain and wind made the trip highly enjoyable.
After the National Seminar on Climate Change and Biodiversity at CBCNR, CUO in Koraput, Odisha from 23.11.2013 to 24.11.2013 my research group visited the famous Gupteswar temple on 25.11.2013. We took a trail to the Sitakund (a wetland) from 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm. We observed a Common Skittering frog (Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis) in the surface of that Wetland. Initially it was unidentified. Later on it was identified by Sarmistha Dey (https://www.researchgate.net/post/Please_help_me_to_identify_this_species2).
A small frog, less than 1 inch.
Forests North Canara to Travancore and Tinnevelly.
Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)
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