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Hole-In-The-Head This Huia cavitympanum got its general name from the markings on top of its head as though it has a hole.<br />
Fairly large sized, this Frog is endemic to the island of Borneo.<br />
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This Species is the only known species of Amphibians capable of emitting purely ultrasonic calls that are &quot;structurally independent&quot; rather than being harmonic elements of audible sounds (Arch et al. 2008). The only other vertebrate capable of emitting structurally independent ultrasonic sounds is the Blue-Throated Hummingbird, (Lapornis clemenciae; Pytte et al. 2004). Frog,Hole-In-The-Head Frog,Huia cavitympanum,Malaysia,Sabah Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Hole-In-The-Head

This Huia cavitympanum got its general name from the markings on top of its head as though it has a hole.
Fairly large sized, this Frog is endemic to the island of Borneo.

This Species is the only known species of Amphibians capable of emitting purely ultrasonic calls that are "structurally independent" rather than being harmonic elements of audible sounds (Arch et al. 2008). The only other vertebrate capable of emitting structurally independent ultrasonic sounds is the Blue-Throated Hummingbird, (Lapornis clemenciae; Pytte et al. 2004).

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  1. Hi Albert, thanks for sharing and for the interesting facts in the description too! ... I like the little stow-away mite travelling along :o) Cheers, Arp
    Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks, Arp :), glad you find the Observation interesting :D Posted 4 months ago
      1. Haha! Me too..I was going to say "I don't know about the hole but it certainly has a tiny bug in its head!" :-D Posted 4 months ago

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The Hole-in-the-head frog is a species of frog in the family Ranidae.
It is found on the island of Borneo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and torrential rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Similar species: Frogs
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Uploaded Jan 16, 2019. Captured Jan 11, 2019 21:15.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm