Frog Calls – Australian Wood Frog (Papurana daemeli)

The Australian Wood Frog (Papurana daemeli) is a semi-aquatic frog found in tropical far north Queensland and in north-eastern Arnhemland in the Northern Territory, as well as in New Guinea. It is the only species of ‘true frog’ (family Ranidae) found in Australia.

Males call from near water – the advertising call is a squelching, laughing call usually consisting of 3-6 notes.

Australian Wood Frog (Papurana daemeli)

Australian Wood Frog (Papurana daemeli)
Photo Credit: Greg Schechter
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Listen to calls of the Australian Wood Frog

AWF1 Typical ‘laughing’ calls of the Australian Wood Frog. Recorded at night on the edge of a stream in tropical rainforest, Daintree National Park, Queensland.

Australian Wood Frog (Papurana daemeli)

Australian Wood Frog (Papurana daemeli)
Photo Credit: Rémi Bigonneau
License: CC BY-SA 4.0