Animal Species:Peron's Tree Frog
This is a common tree frog of the Sydney area.
The Peron's Tree Frog has the ability to quickly change colour. By day it is usually a pale green-grey colour that changes to a reddish brown with emerald green flecks at night. It also has bright black and yellow markings on its thighs. It has a cross-shaped pupil and a silver iris.
Tyler's Tree Frog (Litoria tyleri) is similar-looking but has a golden iris.
The Peron's Tree Frog is found in northern Victoria, New South Wales and southern Queensland.
The Peron's Tree Frog lives in most forest habitats but will also forage for food in open grassland and other open areas.
The Peron's Tree Frog has a drill-like call, which has also been described as a 'maniacal cackle'.
Mating and reproduction
The Peron's Tree Frog breeds in temporary pools, dams and ditches and sometimes tries to breed in suburban fish ponds.