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    Any herpetologists in the house?

    Last nights rain brought out lots of frogs where I'm staying down in SW WA. It looked like I found at least four different species, and I know the first is a motorbike frog, but it can be hard to tell when they're small. Anyone able to ID the others?
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    Lovely critters you may be able to find the ID on this link https://frogs.org.au/frogs/of/Western_Australia/

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    Thanks. Looks like the second is a Slender Tree Frog and the third a Pobblebonk/Western Banjo Frog (I prefer Pobblebonk :-)). The last one may be too young to easily identify.

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    Top is a young motorbike frog for sure, they do get up to 7cm: http://museum.wa.gov.au/explore/frog...motorbike-frog

    The middle image is a Slender Tree Frog: http://museum.wa.gov.au/explore/frog...nder-tree-frog

    The third definitely looks like a young Western Banjo (and these guys get up to 7cm as well): http://museum.wa.gov.au/explore/frog...ern-banjo-frog

    I would dare say the last is a younger slender tree frog
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    That's amazing Adam.

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    Thanks Adam. Funnily enough I was just looking at these the other day and thinking the last one looks like a slender tree frog. From the shape of the head mainly.
    I love the motorbike frog (not just because I'm a rider too ;-)) but because they're like jewelled broaches when the light catches them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster View Post
    Thanks Adam. Funnily enough I was just looking at these the other day and thinking the last one looks like a slender tree frog. From the shape of the head mainly.
    I love the motorbike frog (not just because I'm a rider too ;-)) but because they're like jewelled broaches when the light catches them.
    Haha yeah - they're a four-stroke thumper!

    Motorbike frogs generally dominate most ponds - purely because they will eat smaller frogs (including their own species) and they can be extremely loud when there a large populations! They're actually a tree frog too but don't often climb very high (1m on average) - Love frogs and aiming to photograph more this season! Have to head out and find a few of our large burrowing ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by outstar79 View Post
    Haha yeah - they're a four-stroke thumper!

    Motorbike frogs generally dominate most ponds - purely because they will eat smaller frogs (including their own species) and they can be extremely loud when there a large populations! They're actually a tree frog too but don't often climb very high (1m on average) - Love frogs and aiming to photograph more this season! Have to head out and find a few of our large burrowing ones!
    Don't get them in my pond though .

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