Calling Western Chorus Frogs

calling male Western Chorus Frog, Pseudacris triseriata

A western chorus frog (Pseudacris triseriata) photographed while singing in Livingston County, Michigan. Western chorus frogs often co-occur with the closely related Spring Peeper. However, these two frog species have slightly different habitat requirements. Western Chorus frogs tend to grow fast but are vulnerable to predators, and thus they do best in wetlands that dry quickly and have few predators. Spring Peepers grow more slowly but are less vulnerable to predators, and thus do better in slightly more permanent ponds with higher predator abundances.

Use the player below to listen to the sound of a group of calling chorus frogs. More amphibian sounds can be found on the Frog Call Page.

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calling male Western Chorus Frog, Pseudacris triseriata

Two male western chorus frogs competing for the attention of female frogs at the edge of a pond.

All text and photographs Michael F. Benard
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