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Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer

   

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Spring Peeper, Northern subspecies
credit: Svdmolen

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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.


 

 

 

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