Frog mating season is not a quiet affair and with all the different breeds living so close to each other there is a cacophony of a frog orcasture being played in what are the more quiet parts of the city (that have ponds). You cannot complain though as this is nature in the city, something which is quite nice to see.
The call or croak of a frog is unique to its species. Frogs create this sound by passing air through the larynx in the throat. In most calling frogs, the sound is amplified by one or more vocal sacs, membranes of skin under the throat or on the corner of the mouth, that distend during the amplification of the call. Some frog calls are so loud that they can be heard up to a mile away.
The main reason for calling is to allow male frogs to attract a mate. Males may call individually or there may be a chorus of sound where numerous males have converged on breeding sites. Females of many frog species, such as the common tree frog (Polypedates leucomystax), reply to the male calls, which acts to reinforce reproductive activity in a breeding colony. Female frogs prefer males that produce sounds of greater intensity and lower frequency, attributes that stand out in a crowd. The rationale for this is thought to be that by demonstrating his prowess, the male shows his fitness to produce superior offspring.
I was unable to get a shot lover down as he was hiding in the reeds, so i sufficed with a nighter angle. Processed in Camera Raw and then Sharpened in Photoshop.
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