Better late than never.
This weeks Photo of the Week was taken Saturday
(December 19, 2015)
Although often referred to as a ‘tree frog’, this is Litoria Moorei, commonly referred to as the Motorbike Frog and found in Australia’s south west, from Geralton to Albany. They are the most commonly encountered frog in Perth suburban gardens, and usually the first species to colonise or breed in a new backyard pond. We were in Rockingham when this little guy paid us a visit.
The photo really doesn’t do him justice. He looked like he was encrusted with emeralds.
Litoria Moorei’s common name comes from its call which has two components: a rising series of tones that sound just like a motorbike changing gears, followed by a series of warbling growls. We didn’t hear him, but we certainly saw him.