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The Paddy Frog


We came across this small (the size of my thumb) animal in a hidden valley in Clear Water Bay, but i sometimes find them on my walks during the day. Fejervarya multistriata (common name: Hong Kong paddy frog or simply paddy frog)Other Common Name(s):, Terrestrial Frog, Indian Ricefrog, Ricefield Frog

Easily recognisable by the broad green, or yellow stripe down its back. Except of course when it does not have one! Why is nature so complicated sometimes....?

Have you ever seen a frog eat something? When it does it blinks....it does this to push its eyeballs down on top of its mouth to help push the food down its throat. Don't try this at home. These frogs are very common and often live near sea level, like the one we found.


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