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The unique Pink and Grey Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) is one of Australia’s most recognisable birds. Full of personality, Galahs are known for their comical and raucous behaviour.

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Amphibians

The slender tree frog (Litoria adelaidensis), is one of Australia’s most attractive frogs, They often cling to standing reeds.

Motorbike Frog (Litoria moorei) on a paperbark tree branch.

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Male Western Grey Kangaroos fighting.

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Sub-adult cheetah in the late afternoon light at Mashatu Game Reserve.

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Elephant calf at the waterhole.

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Amphibians

Pobblebonk Frog

If you live in Western Australia's southwest, you may never have seen this frog, but you may have heard its call. The origin of the common name, 'Pobblebonk', is the loud solitary bonk sound made during the breeding season. It is also called the Western Banjo Frog.
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Pobblebonk Frog

(Limnodynastes dorsalis)

Description

If you live in the southwest of Western Australia, you probably have never have seen this frog, but you may have heard its call. The origin of its common name, ‘Pobblebonk’, is the loud solitary bonk sound made during the breeding season. It is also called the Western Banjo Frog. The repetitious bonking sounds are reminiscent of someone plucking banjo strings. 

They are substantial frogs around 7.5cm long, dark grey-green or brown with irregular mottled darker markings, bright red patches in the groin, and a thin yellow stripe that runs down the body’s centre. Males develop nuptial pads and a dark throat in the breeding season. Pobblebonks inhabit rural areas near dams, swamps, and wetlands. However, they can also be found some distance away from water sources concealed in sandy burrows.

Pobblebonk Frog Breeding  

The breeding season for Pobblebonk frogs commences with calling in winter and extends into the early summer. Females create a floating foam nest by slapping the water’s surface, and hanging vegetation conceals the nests until the eggs hatch. Tadpoles are large and slow to develop, metamorphosing into froglets in early summer through to early autumn.

Pobblebonks readily move into dams and garden ponds due to shrinking natural habitats. They feed predominantly on insects and worms, making them a great inhabitant of backyard ponds.

Pobblebonk Frog Gallery

Images in this gallery are available for purchase as downloads or prints by awarded wildlife photographer Diana Andersen. You can view the range on dianaandersenimages.com . For limited edition fine art prints, visit our print shop. For royalty-free wildlife stock, visit our portfolio on Alamy or iStock.

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Slender Tree Frog

The slender tree frog is one of Australia’s most attractive frogs, Slender Tree Frogs (Litoria adelaidensis), are small Western Australian frogs. Inhabiting local lakes and wetlands in urban areas, they often cling to standing reeds.

Motorbike Frog

The Motorbike Frog is the most common frog found in the southwest region of Western Australia found in local lakes and swamps. Getting its name from the call, which is reminiscent of a motorbike changing gears, they call in the breeding season.

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