This attractive little frog was once quite common around Sydney but has declined in recent years, possibly as a result of water-quality changes.
The Leaf Green Tree Frog is usually an olive green colour with a pale yellow or gold stripe running down its side, but these colours are variable between frogs. To complicate matters further, the frog can change colour at will from green to almost black to match its surrounding environment.
The Leaf Green Tree Frog lives in urban areas, forests and woodlands, heath. It can sometimes be seen sitting on leaves of creek-side shrubs during the day.
Leaf Green Tree Frogs are found along the Queensland coast, New South Wales coast and Victorian coast.
At night, between October and March, male Leaf Green Tree Frogs can be heard calling from the ground or hidden in waterside vegetation. They make an 'erk...erk...erk' sound.
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