Eastern Banjo Frog
Sounds & Calls
Eastern Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes dumerilii)
The Eastern Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes dumerilii), also colloquially known as the ‘Pobblebonk’, is a species of burrowing frog native to south-eastern Australia.
This colloquial names of this species reflect it’s ‘bonk’ call, which sounds a bit like a banjo string being plucked! Males of the species produce a single ‘bonk’ note, with other individuals often calling in response. When many frogs call and respond, it creates a delightful chorus of notes at slightly different pitches and is a unique sound of south-east Australian wetlands.
Listen to calls of the Eastern Banjo Frog
Eastern Banjo Frog Calls
EBF1 In this first sample you can hear typical ‘bonk’ calls from male Eastern Banjo Frogs calling from the edge of a small dam in Chiltern National Park, Victoria.
Eastern Banjo Frogs Calling
EBF2 This recording was made at the same location as the previous, but more frogs can be heard calling and responding.
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Other Frog Calls
Other frog sounds from the Australian bush:
- Banjo Frog, Eastern
- Banjo Frog, Giant
- Barred Frog, Mottled
- Nursery Frog, Northern Ornate
- Toad, Cane
- Tree Frog, Australian Green
- Tree Frog, Orange-thighed
- Tree Frog, White-lipped
- Wood Frog, Australian