Green Tree Frog

Sound & Calls

Australian Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea)

Australian Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea)

The Australian Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea) is a large species of frog native to Australia and New Guinea. This species is also known as White’s Tree Frog or Dumpy Tree Frog.

The most commonly heard sound of the Australian Green Tree Frog is a series of deep squelching ‘crawk-crawk-crawk-crawk…’ calls.  They can often be heard calling from high in trees and even in drain pipes and gutters in some suburban areas and rural buildings. During the breeding season, Green Tree Frogs can usually be found closer to the ground near ponds and puddles where they breed. This species can also make a loud barking ‘stress call’ when they are agitated.

Listen to Australian Green Tree Frog Calls

This sample in the video below was recorded in the wet season in northern Queensland and features the typical sounds of Australian Green Tree Frogs along with some calls of Ornate Burrowing Frog (Platyplectrum ornatum) towards the end of this cut.

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Green Tree Frog – Agitation call

 XC529174 An example of the barking ‘stress call’ of Green Tree Frog, often given when agitated or threatened by a potential predator. Recorded in Julatten, Queensland.