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What type of frogs are we hearing most often at Nkorho Pan?

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"Fani" wrote:
"Tabs" wrote:
More about the Olive Toad:

Bufo garmani . Call: A loud bray of about a third of a second emitted approximately once a second.

I assure you Tabs.... we learn well his call Sticking out tongue Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

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"Tabs" wrote:
More about the Olive Toad:

Bufo garmani . Call: A loud bray of about a third of a second emitted approximately once a second.

I assure you Tabs.... we learn well his call Sticking out tongue Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

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More about the Olive Toad:

Bufo garmani is found in Southern Africa although there seems to be some debate on the subspecies.

Eastern Olive Toad Buto garmani

Up to 100 mm. Above: Pairs of dark patches on the back. Occasionally there is a thin line down the spine, starting from behind the head. Head pattern: Patches behind the eyes are not fused into a bar as in the Raucous Toad. No patches on the snout.
Below: Granular white skin. The male has a dark throat. Limbs: Red colouring on the inner legs. Habitat: Breeds in savanna pans and farm dams. Males form large choruses, calling from partly con­cealed positions on the banks. Call: A loud bray of about a third of a second emitted approximately once a second.

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Wow! Thank you so much for telling me!

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"Meaghan from Ontario" wrote:
What type of frogs are we hearing most often at Nkorho Pan?

I have an answer for you now - the 'frogs' that we hear at Nkorho are, in fact, Olive Toads Bufo poweri which are on the IUCN Red List for South Africa

Bufo poweri is a morphological variation of Bufo garmani (true Olive Toads) which are found in Northeast Africa

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"Meaghan from Ontario" wrote:
What type of frogs are we hearing most often at Nkorho Pan?

Unfortunately I accidentally deleted the message that Campbell sent me with the name of the 'frogs' but I do remember that he said it was actually some kind of toad, not a frog.
I will ask him again though.....

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