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Monday.... it thought i would go with a bit of comic relief.

I put a pond outside in my little garden when i used to live on Razor Hill, and within two years it was teeming with life....and full of these chaps.

They were actually very noisy (in a nice way) and it is of course the the brown tree frog (Polypedates megacephlalus). Actually this is not a true tree frog, but part of the bush frog family, so it should really be known by its other names: The “Hong Kong whipping frog” or the “Spot legged tree frog”.

This is the only frog in Hong Kong that lives on trees and bushes. A common frog - best seen in the ponds at Kadoorie Farm, just follow the noise! - it is a hardy and adaptable species and has been found on many of Hong Kong’s smaller islands where there is barely enough water for breeding. Many frogs appear quite urbanised, and will use standing water in built up areas to establish spawning colonies once a year.


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