So small and hard to spot because of its protective colour, yet the loudest of our tailless amphibians (frogs), the green reggae. The males inflate their sound bladder greatly during their calls, and the chorus of the males is so loud that it can be heard from miles away. Their loud singing is for mating purposes, as the females choose their mate according to his effort and the way he calls. He shows himself by being present in chorus with other males for as many consecutive nights as possible. More frequent calling on the roost, however, results in higher mating success…more

Photo of the green reggae; Green reggae (Hyla arborea) (photo: Tina Belej), source: ZRSVN
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