Back to wild life today...thank you to Irish Kate and Ron (Maiwand) for their UA's, much appreciated as the Image was so far removed from my normal photography.
The African foam nest tree frog normally lives in trees but this little guy was living in our Lodge and was halfway up the wall when I photographed him. This nocturnal tree frog has adhesive toe pads. Females are usually larger and only the males call. It is called the foam nest tree frog because its nest consists of air bubbles wrapped in a leaf. When the larvae hatch, they fall into the water below, where they grow from tadpoles into frogs.
Breeding: When the summer rainy season starts, males calll a quiet chirp from branches to attract females. The male will ride on her back as she searches for a suitable spot above the water to build a foam nest. This is whipped up out of the skin secretions with her back feet. When it gets to be about 6" across, she then blends 500 to 1200 eggs into it. The male does not assist in nest construction but remains attached to her back to fertilize the eggs when they are laid. Other spawning pairs and multiple males may join in and utilize the same foam nest and repeat this process.
V2...another viewpoint...V3 and 4 the foam nests...V5 this is where another frog was hanging out...on top of the light fitting near the ceiling...
Have a nice day....
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African foam nest tree frog
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