Perons tree frog

Litoria peronii

Peron's tree frog, the emerald-spotted tree frog, the emerald-speckled tree frog, the laughing tree frog, or the maniacal cackle frog is a common Australian tree frog of the family Hylidae.
Peron's Tree Frog 45 mm length. One evening, I opened the front door to leave and found this character relaxing on the door frame! These frogs are some of the most variable in regard colouration and they have the ability to change colour in less than an hour. Shades of grey and brown have been seen, right through to almost white. A characteristic of the genus Litoria is the pupils, which appear cross-shaped. 
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Appearance

Peron's tree frog is one of the most variably coloured frogs in Australia, with the ability to change colour in less than one hour. They don't like to be handled for long periods of time. It also varies in shades of grey and brown, where its lightest is almost white. The frog has mottled yellow and black thighs, armpits, and groin. Occasionally, emerald spots are found on the back, which increase in number with age. A characteristic uncommon in the genus ''Litoria'' is pupils which appear cross-shaped. This characteristic is only shared with Tyler's tree frog within the genus ''Litoria''. The male Peron's tree frog is about 44–53 mm, while females are 46–65 mm.

There frogs live in a place full of climbing material, and does not like water, does like to be in water for a short period of time, sometimes. They can bathe themselves. They can also climb most walls .
Peron's Tree Frog https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66684/hind_leg_markings_on_perons_tree_frog.html Litoria peronii,Perons tree frog

Behavior

The call of Peron's tree frog is a high-pitched cackle, giving it the common names: the "laughing tree frog" and the "maniacal cackle frog". The frog is found in forests, woodlands, shrublands, and open areas, often far from a water source. They inhabit a variety of niches, predominantly arboreal, such as tree hollows, cracks, and beneath flaking bark. The frog is commonly found near civilisation , using ponds as their breeding-water source. They can often be seen on windows or near lights at night, hunting the insects attracted to these light sources. They can often be found at dusk on houseboat windows and beneath street lamps along the Murray River in South Australia.
Hind leg markings on Perons Tree Frog https://www.jungledragon.com/image/66685/perons_tree_frog.html Litoria peronii,Perons tree frog

Habitat

Peron's tree frog is one of the most variably coloured frogs in Australia, with the ability to change colour in less than one hour. They don't like to be handled for long periods of time. It also varies in shades of grey and brown, where its lightest is almost white. The frog has mottled yellow and black thighs, armpits, and groin. Occasionally, emerald spots are found on the back, which increase in number with age. A characteristic uncommon in the genus ''Litoria'' is pupils which appear cross-shaped. This characteristic is only shared with Tyler's tree frog within the genus ''Litoria''. The male Peron's tree frog is about 44–53 mm, while females are 46–65 mm.

There frogs live in a place full of climbing material, and does not like water, does like to be in water for a short period of time, sometimes. They can bathe themselves. They can also climb most walls .
The call of Peron's tree frog is a high-pitched cackle, giving it the common names: the "laughing tree frog" and the "maniacal cackle frog". The frog is found in forests, woodlands, shrublands, and open areas, often far from a water source. They inhabit a variety of niches, predominantly arboreal, such as tree hollows, cracks, and beneath flaking bark. The frog is commonly found near civilisation , using ponds as their breeding-water source. They can often be seen on windows or near lights at night, hunting the insects attracted to these light sources. They can often be found at dusk on houseboat windows and beneath street lamps along the Murray River in South Australia.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyHylidae
GenusLitoria
SpeciesL. peronii
Photographed in
Australia