Animals

Jan 11, 2011

Frog of the week: Desert Tree Frog, Litoria rubella

After a minute or two they would retreat back into their refuge under the loose bark. there was a lot of other wildlife about that night, including a cute little Sandy Inland Mouse, Pseudomys hermannsbergensis and the anthropological double team of the Centralian Tree Frog, Litoria gilleni and a lot of the immeasurably ugly - but cute as hell with it - Spencer's Burrowing Frog, Opisthodon spenceri.

Bob Gosford — Likes birds and people, not necessarily in that order.

Bob Gosford

Likes birds and people, not necessarily in that order.

[caption id="attachment_5109" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Desert Tree Frog Litoria rubella"]Centralian Tree Frog Litoria gilleni[/caption]

A few weeks ago a mate and I snuck out between showers and took a night-time run out to Simpson's Gap, a magnificent narrow gorge that cuts through the West MacDonnell ranges a few kilometres west of Alice Springs. Our rough aim was to do a bit of a frog-watch but really we would have been happy if we'd not seen any frogs and just poked around the area at night.

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  1. Back on board! « Don't Look Too Deep

    […] of the summer for me has to be the Desert Tree Frog. One appears on the kitchen window at night chasing bugs & avoiding the geckos, another frog […]

  2. Torsten

    Hi Bob

    Have admired your blog for a while now – great to read a non mainstream yet rational blog on the NT.

    I particularly enjoy the photography.

    I was wondering what camera / lens / flash setup you used.

    Thanks Kindly

    Torsten

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