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call - Loud croaking. Richard Sharell ("The Tuatara Lizards and Frogs of New Zealand," 1966, Collins, London) says they can also produce a tinkling sound, which gives it its name. I have never heard this. This is a quality improvement over my Cut 1 made at Pelorus Bridge, Marlborough, South Island, where passing cars marred the tape. These frogs (female is the larger, about 3 5/8" long) were under some rocks used to keep shoreline from eroding under wave action. They were jumping and splashing about as can be heard on the tape. The area was quiet. There was no wind, and recording problems were nil aside from some low-frequency noises behind the parabola which are only on part of the tape.

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William V Ward
12 Jan 1970 at 20:30

    Geography
  • New Zealand
    Locality
  • Lake Okataina, Rotorua
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -38.1666667   176.3333333
    Elevation
  • 300 meters
    Habitats
  • Lake Edge
    Features
  • Rocky
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • NAGRA III
    Microphones
  • Altec 688A
    Accessories
  • Parabola (Unknown Diameter/Focal Length)
    Equipment Note
  • Parabola 40" diameter 10" focal length.

Several male frogs sitting in or near water at 5 to 20 feet distance.

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