Family Hylidae – Treefrogs

Bird-voiced treefrog (Hyla avivoca)

  • Description: 1-2 inches; brown, green or gray with large, irregular dark blotch; inner surface of thigh (not obvious unless rear legs are extended) green to greenish yellow.

  • Distribution: Statewide; common.

  • Breeding period: April to August.

  • Breeding sites: Ponds, oxbows, swamp pools, usually with abundant shrubby vegetation around edge.

  • Voice: Sharp, short whistle given repeatedly, resembling someone whistling for a dog.

  • Comments: Green treefrogs and narrow-mouthed toads calling in background. Recorded near Nicholson in Pearl River County.