Malayan Horned Frog

We have been hearing the persistent “honking” sounds from the stream and water area, and could not quite figure out which animal that was. Our resident staff finally caught this interesting species  in a bucket from the stream – a Malayan Horned Frog (Megophrys Nasuta)

A forest specialist, the Malayan Horned Frog has remarkable camouflage; its colour and form mimicking the leaf litter to be found on the forest floor. Unless the frog moves to snatch some unwary prey, it is unlikely to be seen. Its distinctive shape includes a large head and wide mouth, and sharply pointed protuberances above each eye. Its call is a toad-like ‘honk’ and it feeds on forest floor invertebrates.

(Source : http://www.ecologyasia.com)

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