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R. kajau

White-eared tree frog (Rhacophorus kajau) - Danum Valley, Malaysia


This is one of the first Rhacophorus kajau that I came across during my time in Borneo in 2014, in 2013 I missed out on this species altogether. This year I would typically see them perched on low vegetation overhanging small streams, infact the location with the highest population density of these was often just a series of puddles within a stream bed rather than an actual stream. After I discovered this location I was able to return and consistently find large numbers of these frogs. Strangely despite an abundance of other similar streams no other ones had comparable densities of this species, at the other sites where I found this species I was lucky to find one or two, however at the "special" site I could easily see a dozen or more. These are cool little frogs that can be tricky to find as their call is not particularly loud and even as an adult they are typically no longer than 20 mm!


Lots more photos of this species coming up!

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Taken on July 12, 2014