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Frog call quiz

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Anaxyrus americanus
American Toad
—long, high trill
Anaxyrus fowleri
Fowler's Toad
—nasal "Waaaaa"; shorter and less musical than American toad
Hyla chrysoscelis
Cope's Gray Treefrog
—short, raspy trill; similar to trill of Gray Treefrog but faster
Hyla cinerea
Green Treefrog
—short "Quonk"; like old bicycle horn
Hyla squirella
Squirrel Treefrog
—like a squirrel**
Hyla versicolor
Gray Treefrog
—short trill; slower and more musical than Cope's Gray Treefrog
Lithobates catesbeianus
American Bullfrog
—deep "rum"
Lithobates clamitans
Green Frog
—like a loose banjo string; "gunk"
Lithobates palustris
Pickerel Frog
—a snore
Lithobates sphenocephalus
Southern Leopard Frog
—chuckles, clucks and groans; also like rubbing a balloon
Lithobates sylvaticus
Wood Frog
—rubbing a balloon
Pseudacris crucifer
Spring Peeper
—short, high "Peep"
Pseudacris feriarum
Upland Chorus Frog
—dragging fingernail across teeth of comb
Scaphiopus holbrookii
Eastern Spadefoot
—downward slurred "errrrrgh"
Acris creptians
Eastern Cricket Frog
—sounds like two marbles hitting each other