Animal Species:Red-eyed Tree Frog
The Red-eyed Tree Frog is one of eastern Australia's most colourful frogs.
Standard Common Name
Red-eyed Tree Frog
Despite its prominent red eyes and bright green back the Red-eyed Tree Frog is less often seen than its relative, the Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea).
Red-eyed Tree Frogs are found in eastern Australia north of mid-New South Wales.
Red-eyed Tree Frogs live in urban areas, forests and woodlands, heath and wetlands.
Feeding and Diet
The Red-eyed Tree Frog has nocturnal habits, feeding only at night on moths and other insects.
The call of the Red-eyed Tree Frog is a 'waa-aa...waa-aa' sound, followed by a soft trill. At close range these frog choruses can be unbearably loud.
After mating, Red-eyed Tree Frog eggs soon hatch into tadpoles that must metamorphose into froglets before the pools dry out. The tiny froglets are a mustard colour but they turn green later on. They are spectacular acrobats and are capable of catching insects in flight.
Mating and reproduction
The Red-eyed Tree Frog also spends much of its time high in the foliage of trees, coming down only to breed in ground pools.
Breeding usually occurs during the summer months. Males gather around temporary pools following heavy rain and all call together.