Is the boreal chorus frog poisonous?
Defenses from Predation: Boreal chorus frogs are not toxic and lack defenses, instead relying on predator avoidance.
How do you identify a boreal chorus frog?
The boreal chorus frog, formerly called the western chorus frog in our state, is a small frog that may be gray or tan; it has 3 wide, dark stripes or a series of spots down the back, and a wide, dark stripe passing through the eyes and extending along the sides.
What do you feed a boreal chorus frog?
Adult boreal chorus frogs eat tiny insects, like mosquitoes, and other small animals without backbones. Chrous frogs are eaten by snakes, birds, small mammals like mice and shrews, and by large insects. The tadpoles are eaten by birds and large insects.
How big is a boreal chorus frog?
Length: It is commonly 3/4 inch to 1-1/2 inches long. Color: Skin color ranges from tan to shades of gray or red. Three dark stripes extend from the head down the back and an additional line runs through the eye. A white line extends along the upper lip.
How big is the boreal chorus frog in Canada?
The population of Boreal Chorus Frog in eastern Ontario and Quebec was previously believed to be Western Chorus Frog, and that population is listed as Threatened (as the Western Chorus Frog) under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). The Boreal Chorus Frog is a small frog that only grows to 4 cm in body length.
What’s the difference between spring peeper and boreal chorus frog?
The Chorus frogs are best differentiated by their call; the call of the Boreal Chorus Frog is shorter and faster than that of the Western Chorus Frog. The Spring Peeper has an X-shaped blotch on the back, whereas the Boreal Chorus Frog has three stripes (sometimes broken into blotches).
What kind of frog has a black mask?
The Spring Peeper has an X-shaped blotch on the back, whereas the Boreal Chorus Frog has three stripes (sometimes broken into blotches). The Pacific Treefrog has a black mask that does not extend past the shoulder and it has large, distinct toe pads.
What kind of tail does a tadpole have?
Larvae (tadpoles) have long tails with a large fin and lack front legs (newly hatched tadpoles are legless). Young larvae are dark olive, brown or grey with a bi-coloured tail and a clear tail fin, but they gain bronze mottling on the head and small blotches on the tail fins as they age.