Animal Species:Verreaux's Tree Frog
Verreaux's Tree Frog shows a great variety of colours and patterns across its range, but there are two main forms, the lowland and the highland.
Standard Common Name
Verreaux's Tree Frog
The lowland form of Verreaux's Tree Frog is usually brown with black and yellow sides, and the mountain form is usually bright green with brown stripes.
Verreaux's Tree Frog is found in southern Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Verreaux's Tree Frog is highly adaptable, living in a variety of habitats from mountain forests to coastal heath and open grasslands, often breeding in water-filled ditches.
The male Verreaux's Tree Frogs can be heard calling in the winter when other frogs are quiet. The call is a whirring, chirping 'weep...weep...weep...weep', increasing and then decreasing in volume.
Female Verreaux's Tree Frogs lay their eggs in ponds, sticking them in clumps to underwater vegetation.
Mating and reproduction
Verreaux's Tree Frog is unusual because breeding seems to occur all year round.