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Species Description

Bird-voiced Treefrog

Hyla avivoca


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Classification

Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae

Description

Green to brown or gray. Below its eye is a light spot edged in brown or gray. The inner thigh is light yellow to green; the back legs must be straightened to see this coloration. A small, delicate Treefrog, 2.9 - 5.1 cm (1 1/8 - 2 in) long.

Life Cycle

This frog is a late breeder, starting in early May. Females lay approximately 500 eggs that hatch within a week. Tadpoles transform into adults in one month.

Range

Bird-voiced Treefrog Region Map The Bird-voiced Treefrog occurs throughout central Georgia. Some isolated populations may be found elsewhere in Georgia.

Conservation Status

This frog is fairly specific in habitat. Any activity such as damming rivers or draining wetlands that changes the amount of wooded, swampy land available will affect its populations.

Similar Species

The range of the Gray Treefrog overlaps that of the Bird-voiced Treefrog. Bright orange coloration on the inside of the thighs identifies the Gray Treefrog.