Eleutherodactylus fitzingerii


Voice: Series of short, harsh "clacks" which resemble stones being struck together.

Habitat: Humid forest and forest edge in lowlands, premontane forests, rainforests, marginally in lower montane forests and rainforests; also riparian forests in lowland dry forests.

Biology: Nocturnal; diet mainly non-ant arthropods; males call most at dusk with call reduction after dusk, possibly as predator avoidance as the calls attract Trachops cirrhosus, a frog-eating bat.

Source: Savage, Jay M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 935pp.


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