Western Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata triseriata)
DESCRIPTION: A tiny brownish frog with dark stripes on back and a dark band that runs from the nose to top of front leg, through the eye. 1 to 1 1/2 inches long.
Photo © Jim Harding
HABITAT: Wet meadows, marshes, woodlands. Rarely seen after breeding season.
BREEDING: March-May. In temporary ponds and floodings. Eggs in small masses. Tadpoles transform into frogs in 2 to 3 months.
VOICE: A raspy, rising trill "cree ee k" similar to the noise made by strumming the small teeth of a pocket comb.
RANGE AND STATUS: Common throughout Lower Peninsula, but rare in the Upper Peninsula.
NOTES: One of the first species to call in the spring. The Boreal Chorus Frog, Pseudacris triseriata maculata, is similar in appearance but occurs only on Isle Royale.
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