Friday, February 19, 2016

Frogs - Commonn Coqui, El Yunque, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico
El Yunque National Forest

The common coqui is a tiny frog native to Puerto Rico that gets its name from a repetitious and unique calling sound (Ko-kee) made by the male of the species from dusk until dawn.  A nocturnal predator, these amphibians have padded discs at the end of webless toes allowing them to climb branches and leaves with ease.

Photo: J. Scott Graham

The sender writes:

We actually got to see one of these - a baby one.  They sing a pretty sound.  We heard them during our hike. 

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