Giant Monkey Frog

Phyllomedusa bicolor
(Boddaert, 1772)
Santa Cruz field station, Depto Loreto, Peru. January 19, 2013.

One of the most incredible nights of frogging I’ve ever had included a half-dozen of these monsters, perched high in the trees close to a pond, and calling in the ladies with a bass, staccato “BOB!”. Of course, all examples of bicolor found thereafter are named Bob. The shots were achieved by standing on a large fallen tree, and extending my camera as high over my head as I could reach (thanks to a tilting viewscreen). This particular Bob was perched in the same spot, three nights running.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

Peru 2013 Flickr album is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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