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Túngara frog camouflage, Uraba, Colombia It&#039;s a small miracle that I didn&#039;t personally kill this frog as it was on the open path and I almost stepped on it. It&#039;s a mere 1-2cm in size and blends into its environment by being covered in its mud. This is our second observation of this frog. We never heard it call, but I looked it up, and they have an awesome mating call:<br />
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Both our observations were during the daytime, whilst this is a nocturnal frog.  Closeups:<br />
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW1D6--FihA<br />
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Both our observations were during the daytime, whilst this is a nocturnal frog.  Other shots:<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/59926/tngara_frog_camouflage_uraba_colombia.html<br />
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<br />
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW1D6--FihA<br />
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Both our observations were during the daytime, whilst this is a nocturnal frog.  Closeups:<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/59926/tngara_frog_camouflage_uraba_colombia.html<br />
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Túngara frog camouflage, Uraba, Colombia

It's a small miracle that I didn't personally kill this frog as it was on the open path and I almost stepped on it. It's a mere 1-2cm in size and blends into its environment by being covered in its mud. This is our second observation of this frog. We never heard it call, but I looked it up, and they have an awesome mating call:



Both our observations were during the daytime, whilst this is a nocturnal frog. Closeups:

Túngara frog camouflage - closeup, Uraba, Colombia It's a small miracle that I didn't personally kill this frog as it was on the open path and I almost stepped on it. It's a mere 1-2cm in size and blends into its environment by being covered in its mud. This is our second observation of this frog. We never heard it call, but I looked it up, and they have an awesome mating call:<br />
<br />
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW1D6--FihA<br />
<br />
Both our observations were during the daytime, whilst this is a nocturnal frog.  Other shots:<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/59926/tngara_frog_camouflage_uraba_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/59928/tngara_frog_camouflage_-_head_closeup_uraba_colombia.html Antioquia,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Engystomops pustulosus,Fall,Geotagged,South America,Túngara frog,Uraba,Urabá,World

Túngara frog camouflage - head closeup, Uraba, Colombia It's a small miracle that I didn't personally kill this frog as it was on the open path and I almost stepped on it. It's a mere 1-2cm in size and blends into its environment by being covered in its mud. This is our second observation of this frog. We never heard it call, but I looked it up, and they have an awesome mating call:<br />
<br />
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW1D6--FihA<br />
<br />
Both our observations were during the daytime, whilst this is a nocturnal frog.  Closeups:<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/59926/tngara_frog_camouflage_uraba_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/59927/tngara_frog_camouflage_-_closeup_uraba_colombia.html Antioquia,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Engystomops pustulosus,Fall,Geotagged,South America,Túngara frog,Uraba,Urabá,World

    comments (2)

  1. Best mating call! The guy in the video is super enthusiastic! He looks so much larger than the frog in your shot. Do they inflate their whole bodies when making mating calls? Or, maybe it’s just his posture that makes him look extra blob-like. Posted one year ago
    1. Sorry, but I am not sure. Both our observations we never got a good glimpse from the front. Could be that we saw females only. It was kind of strange for us to find this nocturnal frog in the open by day. Posted one year ago

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The túngara frog is a species of frog in the family Leptodactylidae. Its local Spanish name is ''sapito de pustulas''.

It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and possibly Guyana.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland,.. more

Similar species: Frogs
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded May 13, 2018. Captured Oct 29, 2017 09:23.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm