Sani Lodge Pt.5 – The Amphibians!
The narrow-mouth frog Hamptophryne boliviana is another frog I almost always see. Although, it is usually limited to 1 or 2 animals, again I found dozens; although most were small juveniles.
Hamptophryne boliviana is an ant specialist. Numerous juveniles were seen.
Another common frog, the map treefrog, Hypsiboas geographicus, was found calling in the grasses in the lagoon, but also found well within the forest just ‘hanging’ out. They are usually good for a few poses before they’ve had enough and hunker down, closing their eyes.
An extremely photogenic Hypsiboas geographicus on the flower bracts of a bromeliad.
I started my serious frog hunting by taking out a canoe and driving myself into the reeds and grasses to look for calling frogs. The call of the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus group (D. leucophyllatus, D. triangulum, D. riveroi, and a couple others) was dominant. Most were D. triangulum but with enough searching I might have turned up D. sarayacuensis or another species.