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Growling frogs

September 24, 2013

PobblebonkWe have had a couple of reports of frogs heard growling recently. Much as we would like to put the reports down to the endangered Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis), we suspect the culprit is the Pobblebonk, aka Eastern Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes dumerilii), as was the case with the soft growl we recorded at our own wetland area the other day – click on the audio bar below to hear the call.


The identification of this call was confirmed by Jo Wood at the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, who has also had several reports of growling Pobblebonks which can be heard below.

The actual call of the Growling Grass Frog is a much more robust growl which can be heard on the Frogs of Australia website by clicking HERE. A reminder that all the frogs of the Goulburn Broken Catchment can be heard by downloading free the CMA’s iSpy Frogs app from the iTunes store.

If you find the growls too much, try listening to this soothing recording of a range of the frogs calling at the moment.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Di Foletta permalink
    September 24, 2013 7:41 am

    We also heard growling from our billabong year before last thinking with excitement same as you, we sent the audio off and were told it was a toad !

    • Jo Wood permalink
      September 24, 2013 1:25 pm

      Hi Di,
      Did they tell you what type of toad?

  2. Di Foletta permalink
    September 24, 2013 9:47 pm

    Yes Jo at the time they did, cannot recall off hand but will see if we kept a note of it – Di

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