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Variable bush frog - Raorchestes akroparallagi One of beautiful frog species from the western ghats. Like most bush frogs there are tiny and very hard to find in spite of their high pitch croaking sound. The males wait for the rains, as it rains the male start calling out loud for the females. <br />
That particular night would be a orchestra of bush frogs. I have heard calls of 1-2 males even in the morning after light showers. Raorchestes akroparallagi,bush frog,calling male,endemic,india,macro,monsoon,variable bush frog,western ghats Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Variable bush frog - Raorchestes akroparallagi

One of beautiful frog species from the western ghats. Like most bush frogs there are tiny and very hard to find in spite of their high pitch croaking sound. The males wait for the rains, as it rains the male start calling out loud for the females.
That particular night would be a orchestra of bush frogs. I have heard calls of 1-2 males even in the morning after light showers.

    comments (6)

  1. Absolutely stunning find, Karthik! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you Fredy! Posted 5 years ago
  2. Nice comp and great capture of the vocal sac! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you Stephen! Posted 5 years ago
  3. Very nice! I've not had the opportunity to shoot any amphibians as of yet but I would imagine they must be difficult to get close to. Posted 5 years ago
    1. I wish you get one soon.
      Getting close to one is easy, the major task is to find them. This one is just around 2 centimeters. All we can do is move in direction of their call, but you get calls from all directions, even though there is one specimen, its call will be like a surround sound :). And in case you find one they will be among thick leaves. It is very hard to get one on an open leaf. I was lucky to get one!!
      Posted 5 years ago

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''Raorchestes akroparallagi'' is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family.
It is endemic to the Western Ghats, India, where it is known from the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Before its description in 2009, it was confused with ''Raorchestes femoralis'' and ''Raorchestes glandulosus''.

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by karthik_ak
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Uploaded May 31, 2015. Captured May 23, 2015 20:14.
  • NIKON D5100
  • f/8.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO160
  • 90mm