Light brown with three dark, sometimes broken stripes down back
White line along side of body from tip of snout to groin
Found in Central and Southern Ontario
The Striped Chorus frog is one of Ontario's earliest breeders and may be heard calling in March or April.
The one-second call is repeated several times and sounds like a thumb running quickly along the teeth of a plastic comb.
Young frogs forage in open woodlands and fields and prey upon beetles, flies, and mosquitoes.
NOTE: the calls of the boreal chorus frog and the striped chorus frog are almost impossible to tell apart. Identification is based on location; if you are north of Sault Ste. Marie, the frog you are hearing is a boreal chorus frog. If you are south of Sault Ste. Marie, it is a striped chorus frog.
Description of call: sound of a thumb running along a plastic comb
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