Northern Ornate Nursery Frog
Sounds & Calls
The Northern Ornate Nursery Frog (Cophixalus ornatus) is a common Microhylid frog species found in the forests of tropical Far North Queensland. A number of similar species from the genus Cophixalus are also found in this region, although they appear to occupy distinct geographical ranges with little overlap. The tiny adults of this species are usually around 2.5-3.0cm in length and males make a high-pitched, squelching call to attract females. They often call from crevices in rocks, fallen tree trunks and other debri near the forest floor, making them difficult to find.
Listen to calls of the Northern Ornate Nursery Frog
Northern Ornate Nursery Frog – Typical callsONF1 Typical advertising calls from male Northern Ornate Nursery Frogs (Cophixalus ornatus). Recorded at night in tropical rainforest, Dinden National Park, Queensland.
Northern Ornate Nursery Frog – Typical callsONF2 A further example of advertising calls. Recorded on Black Mountain Road, Kuranda, Queensland.
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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