spring peeper


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spring peeper

n.
A small brownish tree frog (Pseudacris crucifer syn. Hyla crucifer) of eastern North America that makes a shrill, high-pitched call in early spring.
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spring′ peep′er


n.
a tree frog, Hyla crucifer, having an X-shaped mark on the back and a shrill call commonly heard near ponds and swamps of E North America in the early spring.
[1905–10, Amer.]
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Noun1.spring peeper - a small brown tree toad having a shrill call heard near wetlands of eastern United States and Canada in early springspring peeper - a small brown tree toad having a shrill call heard near wetlands of eastern United States and Canada in early spring
tree frog, tree toad, tree-frog - arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America
genus Hyla, Hyla - the type genus of the Hylidae; tree toads
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For weeks now, whenever forest temperatures have warmed sufficiently, we've been intermittently entertained by the chicken-clucking songs of the wood frog and the sleigh-bell tones of the spring peeper chorus.
Hibernators the likes of hog-nose snakes, box turtles, fowler's toads and the spring peeper frogs awake from their cold slumber.
An even earlier sign of spring, however, will be the choruses of frogs such as the spring peeper and wood frog at local breeding pools.
Amphibians that have been spotted near Woodstock vernal pools, such as the green frog, bullfrog, the spring peeper and the red-spotted newt, are considered "facultative" species.
The spring peeper. It's utterly amazing that such a sound can come from such a small thing.
Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)--Spring Peepers were recorded once within the cave interior (7 October 2007) and once in the entrance (7 October 2011).
The forest was partially flooded with ponds containing very large numbers of spring peeper (P.
Hyla chrysoscelis (Gray treefrog).--The gray treefrog breeds later than the chorus frog and spring peeper, but earlier than the cricket frog.
or a spring peeper translates its multi-dimensions aurally.
Outfitted with backpacks, field guides, binoculars and hand tools, conservation volunteers are counting birds for breeding atlases, joining trail-blazing expeditions, surveying loons and butterflies, deciphering the song of the spring peeper from that of the Western chorus frog, and monitoring the freeze and thaw dates of lakes.
Among the other vernal pond breeders are the thimble-sized cricket frog, the 2-inch-long wood frog and the spring peeper. Like the salamanders, they congregate in the water in late winter and spring, where they mate and lay bunches of sticky, gelatinous eggs.