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Red-eyed Treefrog
Agalychnis callidryas

Location

Barro Colorado Island, Panama

Date

05/07/2016

Description

This super-colourful, arboreal, nocturnal frog is the famous Red-eyed Tree Frog. They live from southern Mexico to Panama, in the wetter, forested areas. During the day, Red-eyed Tree Frogs sleep motionless, with all colorful parts tucked away, perfectly camouflaged against the green surrounding. But once detected, they display their orange feet and legs, the blue sides of their body, and their very red eyes; this colorful display is to pretend that they are poisonous to predators. This individual was rudely awakened by a snake, but it got away unharmed.

Photo Link

https://www.instagram.com/p/BHeOwS1Dyju/

Learn More

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/amphibians/facts/red-eyed-tree-frog
Christian Ziegler
Tropical biologist turned photojournalist for Max-Planck for Animal Behavior and NatGeo.
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