Clown Tree Frog (Dendropsophus leucophyllatus)



The Clown Tree Frogs are also known as Clown Frogs. These creatures are native to northern and central South America. They are found in Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela and Bolivia. Their natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, freshwater marshes, and other stagnant or slow-moving freshwater water bodies. They are very common around human settlements.

Clown Tree Frogs have a wide variety of color combinations and mixtures. Most of the time, they have a brown base color, with yellow, tan or cream patterns.   Other mixtures that exist, include red and yellow or black. These frogs do have a very delicate skin and do not tolerate being handled.   Their skin is also susceptible to poisons, oils and toxins.   These creatures are tiny compared to the average frog.   They rarely grow much more than 3 to 5 cm.   As with most tree frogs, they are excellent at climbing. Clown Tree Frogs have a distinctive raspy call, with a harsh primary note followed immediately by several equally raspy but shorter notes.   Interestingly, they seem to become more vocal when the barometric pressure decreases, sometimes signaling an approaching storm.

Like most frogs, the Clown Tree Frogs prey on grasshoppers, moths, crickets, flies, fruit flies and anything that they can fit into their mouths.   They spend most of there lives in burrows that attract insects.



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