Scientific Name: Litoria chloris
Ethan D'Costa, Baulkham Hills, NSW
Like the green tree frog, the red-eyed tree frog uses its beautiful coloration as camouflage itself amongst the vegetation. Tree frogs use their toe pads as suckers to help them cling to tree branches and leaves while climbing.
The red-eyed tree frog is a medium to large frog growing to approximately 60mm. Tree frogs have disk-like suckers on their toes that provide exceptional grip and even allow them to climb smooth surfaces such as glass. Their back is smooth and green in colour with a yellow belly, while the large eyes are bright red. Their call is a series of long moans followed by a soft trill.
The red-eyed tree frog lives in rainforests and adjacent habitats along the east coast of Queensland and NSW.
Small insects, particularly moths, flies, mosquitoes, etc.
This tree frog breeds in waterholes, swamps, and similar places but avoids fast flowing streams. They will occasionally breed in swimming pools or domestic water tanks. Their breeding season is throughout the warmer months, especially in early summer.