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.
not yet fully grown
Yellow, except for one stripe from eye to front leg. Spot on back looked more like an old injury than a marking.
A type of tree frog?
Chan, H. & J. Yang. 2011. Chiromantis doriae (Geographic Distribution). Herpetological Review 42(3):384
CHIROMANTIS DORIAE (Doria’s Asian Treefrog). CHINA: GUANGDONG: Leizhou (20.841011°N, 109.994461°E; WGS 84; 8 m elev.). 25 June 2011. H.-K. Chan, R.-L. Li, and W.-L. Tse. Verified by Y.-Y. Wang. Sun Yat-Sen University, The Museum of Biology (SYS a001192–1197). First record for Guangdong Province. Extends distribution ca. 150 km into mainland China from nearest offshore Hainan Island (Fei et al. 2009. Fauna Sinica: Amphibia. Vol. 2: Anura. Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, pp. 730–734), and outside range maps of IUCN Red List (http://www.iucnredlist. org/apps/redlist/details/58787/0) and AmphibiaWeb (http://amphibiaweb.org/cgi-bin/amphib_map?genus=Chirom antis&species=doriae). Males found perching on rice plants, 1 m above ground and actively calling. HON-KI CHAN, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org); JIAN-HUAN YANG, The Museum of Biology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China (e-mail: email@example.com).
location corrected; VI264
Several in veranda rafters and vegetation around garden pond
location corrected VI139
The Rhacophoridae are a family of frog species, which occur in tropical regions of Asia and Africa. They are commonly known as shrub frogs, or more ambiguously as "moss frogs" or "bush frogs". Some Rhacophoridae are called "tree frogs". Among the most spectacular members of this family are numerous "flying frogs".