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Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer


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Spring Peeper, Northern subspecies
credit: Svdmolen

© Lang Elliot/ (audio)

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Family: Hylidae, Treefrogs view all from this family

Description Orange/red with brownish/tan spots & blotches that form an X on back.

Dimensions 1.9-3.5cm. (3/4-1 3/8")

Subspecies Northern - underside unmarked. Similar range except Georgia and Florida.
Southern - spotted underside. Georgia to Florida.

Voice High pitched whistle or trill.

Breeding November-March in south. March-June in north, at the beginning of rains.

Habitat Swampy woods.

Range c. Florida - Manitoba & Maritime Provinces. also Texas & n. Wisconsin.

Discussion Nocturnal. It's chorus thought to be one of the first signs of spring. Hibernates under logs and bark.