Sani Lodge Pt.5 – The Amphibians!
Another frequent caller from the water edge was the hatchet-faced frog Sphaenorhynchus lacteus. This is another of the few frog calls I know (and frequently caught) so I chose to ignore them. That is until I couldn’t place a loud metallic calling with them. But on each inspection I only saw S. lacteus; until I actually caught what I thought was S. lacteus calling this different call. So I bagged one of each and found that I had S. dorisae as well. I wasn’t sure it was in this region.
The hatchet-faced frog, Sphaenorhyncus lacteus, was common in the grasses at the edge of the lagoon.
Another of the 3 species of western Amazonian hatchet-faced frogs, Sphaenorhynchus dorisae.
I caught at least 3 species of Pristimantis sleeping on vegetation or bolting through leaf litter and think there were another 3-5 more species but these don’t make for great photos so I only took some grab shots of 2 of them.
I am not very good at working with Brachycephalids. I believe this is Pristimantis peruvianus.
Hypsiboas punctatus was also another frog that I’d see once a night or so within the forest. Usually they were just strangely sitting on leaves doing what seems to be nothing.