Amphibians

Reptiles

Western Bird-voiced Treefrog (Hyla avivoca avivoca)

Description

Audio

Habitats

This species can be found in cypress and tupelo swamps, backwater areas of bayous and sluggish creeks. It is also found along the margins of swampy lakes and in button bush swamps in bottomland hardwood areas.


Habits and Life History

Breeds from April to July, using small branches over water as calling sites. Good quality bottomland swamps may have large breeding populations.


Prey and Hunting Techniques


Temperament and Defense


Conservation

Protection of cypress swamps and bottomlands is vital for this species.


State Distribution and Abundance


Gallery

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Contributors

Tobin Fulmer


Bibliography

  • Behler, J. L., and F. W. King. 1979 (1987). The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians. 3rd ed. Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 743 pp.
  • Conant, R., and J. T. Collins. 1998. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. 3rd ed., Expanded. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston. 616 pp.
  • Trauth, S. E., H. W. Robison, and M. V. Plummer. 2004. Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas. University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville. 421 pp.

Discussion

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