Litoria rothii — Roth’s Tree Frog
Some other names for this species:
Rust-eyed Treefrog, Cackle Frog, Laughing Tree Frog, Northern Laughing Tree Frog
Litoria rothii is at first glance your standard-looking medium-sized treefrog, but they have bright yellow and black patches hidden behind their legs. You can see a glimpse of these in the middle photo above.
Ive written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.
Eden at Fogg Dam, Northern Territory, Australia—November 12, 2009
As we headed out of Eden on a drizzly evening for a repeat visit to Fogg Dam, we passed several of these frogs huddled up in the corners of the patio roof.
These frogs are clearly comfortable around buildings. This one was lurking on a fence railing just outside of our room at the Batchelor Butterfly Farm.
- Barker, J., Grigg, G. C., Tyler, M. J. 1995. A Field Guide to Australian Frogs
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition