Mating is the first activity after winter sleep
In the month of April 2019 when I saw the tadpole I got to know from the experts that they were tadpoles of Himalayan Toad and fortunately I got the opportunity to visit the same place in the month of March 2020 (first week) where I saw this beautiful pair in its mating position and already laying-off eggs in tube-like structure (I will make another post showing that structure). What I was wondering then was this species is another wonder as melting of snow and ice was a very recent phenomenon on this study site and they immediately after coming out of their hibernation start mating as soon as possible so that there can be new generations doing the same next year and year next to that. It would be so interesting if I could document their winter sleep.
Image of their eggs in tubes :
The Himalayan toad is a species of toad that is widely distributed throughout the Himalayan mountains. The Yunnanese populations are sometimes considered a separate species, ''Duttaphrynus cyphosus''.