What's Your Favorate Anuran Chorus?

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What's Your Favorate Anuran Chorus?

Post by dery » July 24th, 2014, 2:11 am

I'll start with mine: Green Treefrog(Hyla cinerea):

http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=196306

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Post by mtratcliffe » July 24th, 2014, 2:40 am

That's a really hard call to make. Individually, the call of a Southern Leopard Frog (L. sphenocephalus) is one of my favorites, due to the variability in call for each individual. Plus, I love the chuckling sound.

As far as a chorus, I'm partial to that of the Eastern American Toad (A. a. americanus), as that is the chorus that really piqued my interest in learning and recording frog calls. I could hear them on a nightly basis when I lived in IL.

Here's a record featuring both a single S. Leopard Frog and the toad chorus - the best of both worlds:

http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=173160

I also like Green Treefrog choruses as well. Here's the loudest one I've ever heard:

http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=195190

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Post by Stohlgren » July 24th, 2014, 4:40 am

This chorus, which consisted of hundreds of gopher frogs and ornate chorus frogs. (Along with southern leopards and southern chorus frogs.)

https://flic.kr/p/dUFZYb

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Post by PrimitiveTim » July 24th, 2014, 6:53 am

I love barking treefrog choruses! They're so eerie sounding :D

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Post by Josh Holbrook » July 24th, 2014, 8:30 am

The tag team of Barkers and Pinewoods treefrogs sounding like little machine guns going off is a favorite. But honorable mention to Oak Toads and narrowmouths for together making the loudest choruses I've ever heard; and Bird Voiced Treefrogs for being (I think Jake Scott described them this way first) haunting.

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Post by justinm » July 25th, 2014, 4:18 am

It's tough for me to pick just one. I listened to the Lang Elliot CD with North American Frogs and Toads about 12 times in a row with Don B. on a road trip once. It was all music to my ears.

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Post by bgorum » July 25th, 2014, 7:29 am

My vote goes for spadefoots. Especially Scaphiopus couchii mixed with Spea multiplicita and/or Spea bombifrons. Throw in a few Anaxyrus cognatus just for good measure. A concert like that on a dark desert night with the smell of wet creosote bushes in the air and all is right with the world!

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Post by mtratcliffe » July 25th, 2014, 8:43 am

bgorum wrote:My vote goes for spadefoots. Especially Scaphiopus couchii mixed with Spea multiplicita and/or Spea bombifrons. Throw in a few Anaxyrus cognatus just for good measure. A concert like that on a dark desert night with the smell of wet creosote bushes in the air and all is right with the world!
Funny you should say that...I'm heading to Albuquerque in two weeks and I hope to hear some of those choruses!

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Post by chrish » July 25th, 2014, 1:52 pm

I love them all. For individual calls, I'm fond of

Carpenter Frogs are one of my favorites, although I have never recorded them :(

Pig Frogs (such a weird call for a frog) -



Sheep Frogs, mostly because they are harder to find and obnoxious -



Strecker's Chorus Frogs have a pleasant sound en masse -



And who doesn't love a chorus of Oak Toads (I lost my recording of these :cry: )?

Maybe the neatest North American frog call though has to go to the Burrowing Toad Rhinophrynus dorsalis. I haven't got them recorded yet....but if we get a nice tropical storm in south Texas......

They look weird -

Image

But their calls are even weirder -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMH9GSTgA7g - not my video, but still cool to hear!

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Post by Matt S. » July 25th, 2014, 2:56 pm

Stohlgren wrote:This chorus, which consisted of hundreds of gopher frogs and ornate chorus frogs. (Along with southern leopards and southern chorus frogs.)

https://flic.kr/p/dUFZYb
That is awesome, I am ready for winter now.

For me, it is hard to beat the first choruses of peepers and ornates down here, but I think my favorite has always been gray treefrogs.

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Post by mtratcliffe » July 25th, 2014, 3:19 pm

Those burrowing toads sound like alarms going off! Crazy.

Also, that gopher frog audio may be one of the single greatest frog recordings I've ever heard.

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Post by cbernz » July 25th, 2014, 5:39 pm

Yes, those Gopher Frogs are awesome. Also, I would trade valuable body parts to see and hear live Rhinophrynus.

I love all frogs, but my favorite so far are these Physalaemus pustulosus from Costa Rica. They were calling from about 3 inches of water in a little puddle about 10 feet from our lodge: http://youtu.be/Xu2ygKCvQkI

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Post by cbernz » July 25th, 2014, 5:45 pm

Chris, is your Sheep Frog chorus just Sheep Frogs or are there G. olivacea also?

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