This week’s #FrogFriday features the Forest Tree Frog (Leptopelis natalensis) photographed in Bazely, KwaZulu-Natal Province and submitted to FrogMAP by Michael Purves:

It is a species of dry coastal forest and gallery forest. It also lives in parks and gardens, but not significantly in agricultural land, though it does survive in somewhat disturbed habitats. It uses permanent and semi-permanent water for breeding, favouring swamps and pans in forest and thicket. It makes a burrow nest on the ground near the water. The larvae develop in the nest and then move into the water.

Frog Fridays celebrate the amazing diversity of frogs and toads in the southern African region. Click here to learn more about the Animal Demography Unit.

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