Variable bush frog
Met this beautiful male variable bush frog during recent visit to the western ghats while looking for the croaking friends.
There were many in number all calling out loud to attract mate. Slight drizzle would amplify the calls.
It was an orchestra where variable bush frogs were the main, with sudden chorus of Malabar tree toads(Pedostibes tuberculosus) and with the water droplet frog(Raorchestes nerostagona) droplet-beat all the while.
''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''.